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For the third consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will have
a new Opening Day starting shortstop. Who that player
is come April 1 in New York remains to be seen, but it probably won't be Mike Aviles.
With Boston hiring former Toronto manager John Farrell to run the club in 2013
and beyond, Aviles will reportedly serve
as compensation and go to the Blue Jays, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.
But the Red Sox shouldn't be in too much of a bind without 2012's starting shortstop. Aviles, who
started 130 games for the Red Sox in 2012 -- all but seven at shortstop -- did
what was required of him on daily basis, but he never performed beyond that.
Aviles hit .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs for
Boston last season, playing solid defensive as well. He provided much-needed
offense when several key hitters in the lineup went down with injuries and
managed to stay healthy for nearly the entire season. His overall production,
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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...
Blue Jays second baseman Mike Aviles talked to Peter Abraham of the Globe about the fallout from his trade for a manager, his thoughts on Jose Iglesias, and his allergy to taking pitches.
Since I can't be bothered to think about anything other than Jose and his future Gold Gloves piling up at Fenway, here's what Mike has to say about Iglesias' future:
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...
After trading for John Farrell to mange the Boston Red Sox in 2013, Ben Cherington now needs to start making some moves that have an even bigger, more direct impact on how this team wins games. Whether it be in the bullpen, left field or first base (or perhaps all three), the Red Sox need a couple new pieces in order to move on from the horrid 2012 season, and as a myriad of bad...
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...
The Red Sox hired a familiar face to manage the 2013 team, but will their past pitching success return as well?
John Farrell will make his return to Boston as the new manager of the Red Sox.
In his previous stint in Beantown, Farrell served as the pitching coach under then manager Terry Francona from 2007-2011.
In his first year with the team, the Red Sox pitching...
The Red Sox knew their priorities as the offseason approached. They needed to revamp whole portions of the organization, swapping out many pieces and filling in the holes where the team cleaned house in August.
Their list of ingredients for a successful mix included pitching, position players and coaches.
But the Red Sox weren't just gathering eggs, milk and...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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 [...]
After an abysmal 2012 season the Red Sox need to make a splash this winter, and they seem to be on the right track after hiring former pitching coach John Farrell to manage the team. Ever since Terry Francona left, a gaping hole was evident in the Sox’ clubhouse, and it’s hard to deny after watching the shenanigans leading to the disaster we witnessed. Bobby Valentine tried his...
Tim Bogar was a candidate for the Astros' managerial
But after interviewing for the job last month, the Astros
elected to hire Bo Porter away from the Nationals. Despite the decision,
Houston showed enough interest in the Red Sox bench coach to offer him the same
position with the organization.
That wasn't enough to entice Bogar. The 45-year-old --
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...