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Bringing to an end a quest that began a year ago, the
Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their new manager, signing their former
pitching coach to a multi-year deal. The Sox, who first
attempted to hire Farrell in October of 2011 only to be rebuffed by the
Toronto Blue Jays' demand for pitcher Clay Buchholz. After a
drawn-out interview process, the Sox hired Bobby Valentine, whom they
fired the day after the 2012 season following a 69-73 season, the worst
record for a Red Sox team since 1965.
Farrell, 51, managed the Toronto Blue for the last two seasons, compiling a 154-170 record. The
two teams have yet to announce compensation for Farrell, though a
source confirmed the Sox will send infielder Mike Aviles to the Jays to
complete the deal. WEEI.com was first to report Aviles going to Toronto. Also,
as mandated by baseball rules, the Sox will get a player in return from
Toronto, making the transaction an official deal, though the player the
Sox get from the Jays is expected to be marginal.
CSNNE: Red Sox hire John Farrell as new manager
Wow, good morning all! Just like that, John Farrell is the new Red Sox manager. Screw all those guys that flew in from the west coast and in the middle of the ALCS, John Farrell was the one no matter what. All the other candidates were just decoys in a plan to fool Alex Anthropoulos. At least there is another manager position available for those decoys.
We can finally put this to rest and look toward getting the team going in the right direction. John Farrell is not the answer to righting the ship, there is still A LOT more that has to be done.
With Aviles now gone, do the Red Sox just hand Jose Iglesias the starting job at short? Yes.The Red Sox must have been thrilled when they only had to give up Mike Aviles. The job was pretty much Iglesias' anyway, so it was a fantastic deal for the Sox.
The Jays were probably going to fire Farrell anyway, so why not get something for him before you get rid of him. Clay Buchholz didn't wow anyone in 2012, yet was the best pitcher of the Sox' rotation. That is nothing to brag about. The Jays were probably not high on him anymore, so Mike Aviles was the next best thing...I guess.
After finishing his two seasons with the Blue Jays at 154-170, is John Farrell the right guy? His record is not very convincing, but his ability to scare the **** out of the clubhouse was the obvious deciding factor.
We can all rest well now, the Red Sox got their man and are 2 months ahead of last year.
The rest of the links:
Herlad: Red Sox make deal for John Farrell | One-or-done territory for David Ortiz, Sox | Globe: Red Sox name John Farrell manager | WEEI: Red Sox hire John Farrell as manager, send Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays | ESPN Boston: Sox to hire Farrell, send Aviles to Jays | Providence Journal: Report: Red Sox hire Farrell
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John Farrell will be welcomed back to Boston and the Red Sox family on Tuesday.
The club announced Monday afternoon that Farrell will be introduced at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. The news conference will be held at the State Street Pavilion.
The Sox and Farrell came to an agreement over the weekend, which was announced...
It looks like the Red Sox have finally found their replacement for Bobby Valentine at manager. What did they give up to get him?
John Farrell is back and ready to take on the challenge that is the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell, who was hired by Boston after managing American League East rival Toronto for two seasons, will have a lot on his plate during his first year running the team. The most important duty, though, will be trying to fix a team that put together one of the worst seasons in franchise...
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 finally got their man. They were able to hire John Farrell as their new manager after giving the Toronto Blue Jays compensation so they would let him out of his deal a year early. A manager cannot make a lateral move and exit his contract without compensation so, in order to get Farrell, the Red Sox agreed to trade Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays.
Really? Aviles for...
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he was frustrated that news of former manager John Farrell taking the Boston Red Sox job was leaked to the media before it was official. Reports came out Saturday that the Red Sox hired Farrell, but it was not approved by the Major League Baseball commissioner's office until Sunday. "It probably didn't go as...
The Red Sox will hold a press conference at 12:00 PM today to introduce their new skipper, former Blue Jays manager and Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, to members of the Boston Media. While Farrell is an obvious upgrade from the recently relieved Bobby Valentine, the position he finds himself in isn’t exactly enviable. While it’s up to Ben Cherington and management to put...
The Boston Red Sox have found their next manager as they have signed John Farrell to a multi-year deal, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. There's no word as to what type of compensation the Blue Jays will receive.
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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...
Prior to the Boston Red Sox deciding to fire manager Bobby Valentine after just one season, it had been widely speculated that they had their sights on Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. As the poorly kept secret became official Saturday night, many in the media as well as fans see no issue with Farrell leaving Toronto to go to Boston. Several will sight Farrell’s relationship...
The Boston Red Sox have hired John Farrell as their next manager.
The Red Sox have officially buttoned up the deal that brings John Farrell to Boston as the Red Sox' new manager.
Shortstop Mike Aviles will head to Toronto, and the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter in return, the Red Sox have announced. News of the deal first came out late Saturday night.
"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the...
ESPN has a story up today that might well get lost in the shuffle of the playoffs, John Farrell and the three-way trade, but could end up having some fairly significant ramifications. Shohei Otani is an 18 year old pitcher currently playing for his Japanese high school team and it seems he’s regarded highly enough to be seen as a first round pick in their amateur draft which takes...
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...