Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/21/12
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 that Farrell commands, with his ability to make an immediate impact in the locker room upon his arrival. Check out the video above to hear Lester and Ortiz discuss the hiring of their former pitching coach, along with some analysis from Dale Arnold and Jenny Dell on NESN Daily.

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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