Found October 27, 2012 on Fenway West:
John Farrell is here, and already the negative talk has begun. Pitching coaches make bad managers. He was part of the problem in the Sox decline after 07. His record in Toronto was 154-170. This is a big moment in Red Sox history. Their image right now is that of a laughingstock- three managers in three years, players and coaches undermining Tito and Bobby V, owners' meetings with players to complain,a GM whose image at times is a blank page. Almost none of the 46 men who have managed the team have been pitching coaches (we won't even mention Joe Kerrigan). and maybe that's not a good thing. Pitching is what the Sox have lacked in several near-miss seasons, notably 1949 and 1977. If we look at Farrell's stint as pitching coach between 07 and 10, we see lots of positive stats. Let's begin with the two most consistent hurlers of the Farrell era- Jon Lester and Josh Beckett. Beckett's four-year mark was 55-29. His ERA's were very good, except in an injury-pl...
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