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The Red Sox have hired their former pitching coach John Farrell to manage the team. To complete the deal Boston had to send shortstop Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays as compensation. Farrell has signed a three year contract and the team will hold a press conference to announce the signing early next week.
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It looks like the Red Sox have finally found their replacement for Bobby Valentine at manager. What did they give up to get him?
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...
As noted in yesterday’s piece, the Blue Jays’ John Farrell has emerged as a major frontrunner in the Red Sox’ manager search, even though his hiring would be the most complicated of the five candidates because of the compensation required to lure him out of Toronto. The two teams have been talking constantly over the [...]
The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays on a deal that will make John Farrell the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. Farrell, who was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2006 to 2010, notched a 154-170 record during his 2 year stint as the Blue Jays manager.WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports that Mike Aviles will be sent to Toronto to complete the deal. The Red...
BOSTON -- A baseball official familiar with the discussions says the Red Sox have asked the Toronto Blue Jays for permission to talk with manager John Farrell about the opening in Boston.
The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the talks are ongoing, confirmed the request Friday night.
The official also said the teams are discussing compensation...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
The Boston Red Sox late Saturday reportedly hired away John Farrell from Toronto to be the BoSox's new manager, according to CSN New England. According to CSN's Sean McAdam, an announcement from the team will be forthcoming, and that Farrell reportedly will receive a three-year contract through the 2015 season. Compensation from the Red Sox to the Blue Jays is expected...
The tenure of John Farrell as manager for the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be over. The manager has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has reached what has been termed thus far as a multi-year agreement.It was no secret that the Red Sox have coveted Farrell. He will take over a club which openly clashed with former manager Bobby Valentine.Farrell...
HAVERHILL, Ma. - A new era has officially begun (again) on Yawkey Way for the Boston Red Sox. It was reported late last night and early this morning that the next manager of the Red Sox and the guy that will replace the very much maligned Bobby Valentine will in fact be the guy that [...]
The Blue Jays made a bold move today, acquiring infielder Mike Aviles in a transaction that indicates that Yunel Escobar or Kelly Johnson may soon be on their way out of town. But did they give up too much to get him? They dealt prospect David Carpenter AND pitcher John Farrell.
Farrell is 36-46 for his career, with a 4.56 ERA. His career FIP is a hair lower than his ERA, thanks...
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Two of the most prominent players on the Red Sox had nothing but good things to say about the hiring of John Farrell as the new manager on Sunday evening.
Jon Lester, who had a particulalrly rough 2012 season with Bobby Valentine is looking forward to 2013, and the familiarity Farrell brings to the Red Sox organization.
And David Ortiz understands the respect factor...
Most Red Sox fans expected for their team to receive former All-Star first baseman Adam Lind along with manager John Farrell on Sunday but that wasn’t case as ESPNBoston.com Red Sox writer Gordon Edes quickly disputed it around 8:30 a.m. Instead, Toronto sent right handed relief pitcher David Carpenter to Boston. A 12th round draft [...]