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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 decided on Aviles.
Olney notes that by adding Aviles, the Jays will have more flexibility in deciding how to move forward with Yunel Escobar. Escobar earned the team's ire last season by wearing a homophobic message on his eye black, and with Aviles proving himself capable at the position last year, the Jays could be looking to move the young shortstop.
Bailey took over as closer for Boston last year after an injury kept him out for most of the season, but he by no means solidified himself in that role. The right-hander was just 6-for-9 in save opportunities and posted a 7.04 ERA...
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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...
The Boston Red Sox have named Torey Lovullo as bench coach under new manager John Farrell.
The team made the announcement on Friday, six days after Farrell was named manager after the Red Sox went 69-93 in their only season under Bobby Valentine, who was fired the day after it ended.
Lovullo, 47 was Toronto's first base coach the past two seasons when Farrell managed the Blue...
The easy part is over for Ben Cherington. He finally got the man he wanted all along,
bringing John Farrell back to Boston to manage the Red Sox. Now, the general manager has to put a team together that
can once again compete for a playoff spot.
After a 93-loss season, it won't be easy. But the 2012 Orioles showed us all it can be
done, claiming a wild card...
Red Sox Nation has expressed varying opinions on a number of players in recent years. Sometimes, there's frustration because of a player's conduct, while other times, the angst is related to the player's on-field performance. Whatever the case, John Farrell is ready to hold those in the Red Sox clubhouse accountable for their actions. This isn't to say Farrell is...
While it's not exactly earth-shattering news, Andrew Bailey will likely be the Red Sox' closer in 2013.
John Farrell revealed such during a WEEI interview on Thursday. Bailey, of course, was expected to be Boston's closer after coming over from Oakland, but injuries sidelined him for a good portion of the 2012 season. The 28-year-old was then eased back...
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and new skipper John Farrell have completed their first act together in compiling a field staff for Farrell.
Today, they named Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo as Farrell's bench coach. Luvullo was the manager for the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2010.
I had told Steve when Farrell was hired that I thought Lovullo...
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...
The Red Sox introduce John Farrell as their new manager.
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BOSTON –– John Farrell isn't afraid of the tough
As manager of the Blue Jays, he was willing to challenge
legendary shortstop Omar Vizquel's assessment of his managerial style. Farrell hopes that aggressive personality will continue to translate onto the field.
"I do know this -- an aggressive style is what we
want, and that takes...
Cherington introduces John Farrell as manager after the jump.Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
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...
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.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...
Without a doubt, pitching was the Red Sox' weakness in 2012.
pitching staff finished with a 4.70 ERA, the third-worst in the American League
last season. Boston's leftover horses –– Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz ––
finished short of expectations with a 4.82 ERA and 4.56 ERA, respectively.