Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/11/13
Sam Galanis Contributing Writer We’ve all heard the story of how the Red Sox went from worst to first. But who gets the credit? Is it the players, the coaches, or the management? Well, it’s a little bit of everyone, and here’s the breakdown: John Farrell: Farrell definitely gets most of the credit here. After such a horrible season with The Manager Who Must Not Be Named, it’s amazing that anyone was able to get control over the Red Sox. But Farrell was able to get the team to do a complete 180. All of the players clearly have a lot of respect for the guy, and they want him to stick around, so denying him a large chunk of the credit just isn’t an option. Juan Nieves: Pitching was one of the weakest links of the 2012 Red Sox. Having Nieves around totally changed that. While all of our former aces posted their worst numbers in 2012, they were (for the most part) back in their true form this season. Even John Lackey, who was a large part of the great beer and chicken debacle and w...
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