Found October 24, 2012 on
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In Jason Varitek's waning years as a professional baseball player, Red Sox fans were calling for the catcher with the slow stroke and aging body to grab a seat on the bench. The captain was on grey side of 30 and the Sox had young, able guys ready to take over behind the dish.
Needless to say, it was time.
Now, less than one year after his retirement and about a month after his hiring, it's already time for Tek to take a permanent seat on that bench alongside new manager John Farrell.
Tek's already a member of the organization. He was named a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington earlier this year. His duties are vague, but they mostly include learning the inner-workings of the front office. That's a great idea and a wonderful opportunity to give a future Sox Hall of Famer, but it's not where he belongs. If Cherington wants to "get [Varitek's] feet wet" in different areas of the organization, why not start where he...
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BOSTON -- John Farrell wants to bring stability to the Red Sox, and that starts with the coaching staff.
While Farrell has reportedly brought Torey Lovullo from Toronto to become his bench coach, he said he's still discussing the rest of the team's coaching vacancies with Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington.
"I wouldn't say we're really...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
John Farrell is happy to be back in Boston
John Farrell was introduced as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox today. The hiring has been met with a mixed reaction among Red Sox Nation. It’s a bit surprising to me because I would have assumed that if this news had come down last year that Boston would have been pretty excited about the hire. I think if nothing else it shows...
A lot has changed since last December, and that was no more clear than it was Tuesday on a sunny October day in Boston.
Just 11 months ago, Bobby Valentine was in front of the podium at Fenway Park, speaking about how excited he was to have another chance at managing again, let alone leading the Boston Red Sox.
"This day is a special day, and it's more than...
Here is a live stream courtesy of NESN of new Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell's introductory press conference.
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9:30 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are set to introduce a new manager for the second time in as many years on Tuesday. And while the 2011 hire of Bobby Valentine came with plenty of uncertainty, the Red Sox certainly think they know what they're getting this time around.
The Sox will (re)introduce John Farrell on Tuesday afternoon, this time as the new manager of the...
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“That’s our ultimate goal, to have that stability,” Lester said by phone last night. “You look from ’04 to 2011, pretty much it was the same people. A few moving parts here and there, but the core management...
The Red Sox formally introduced John Farrell as their 46th manager in team history yesterday, and if there was one takeaway from the day – including the press conference and the numerous on-air and print interviews Farrell did – it is that he couldn’t be more unlike his immediate predecessor.
Speaking of which, Bobby Valentine appeared on Costas Tonight on the NBC Sports Network...
A.B. When the Boston Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their 46th manager in the history of the franchise this week, I wasn’t thrilled. After all, it wasn’t going to take too much managerial talent to replace Bobby V. And while Farrell may be the safe choice to man the dugout, I’m sure there are still a lot of Sox fans out there who aren’t overly excited. If the Fenway...
The Red Sox sent Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays in exchange for John Farrell, but it appears that they discussed sending a key piece of their bullpen up north as well.
Compensation talks between the two teams for Farrell's services came down to either Aviles or Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey, according to ESPN's Buster Olney, although it's unclear how the two clubs ultimately...
Although it wasn’t pretty, a win is a win, and the Patriots are now in first place in the AFC East despite having many flaws. The main concern for me surprisingly is not the secondary, it’s the offenses inability to close out games. For the third time in six games, the Patriots blew a two possession lead in the fourth quarter. In each of these games the offense has had the...