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Chili Davis Named Hitting Coach By the Red Sox

From the Red Sox: BOSTON, MA- The Boston Red Sox today named Chili Davis as the club’s major league hitting coach. Additionally, Victor Rodriguez will return for his third season as the team’s assistant hitting coach. Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington and Manager John Farrell made the announcements. A three-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion...
Via Sox and Dawgs
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: I ‘Chuckle’ At Rumors About Red Sox Trading Yoenis Cespedes

The Major League Baseball season is over for everyone except the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, so naturally, the trade rumors have been flying. Some of those recent rumors involve Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported Sunday that the Red Sox might be looking to put Cespedes — who they acquired from the Oakland Athletics...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: 2013 World Series Title ‘Seems Farther Than It Is’ (Video)

After finishing on top in 2013, the Boston Red Sox became the cellar dwellers of the American League East less than a year later. “To think that 11 months ago we were world champions, that seems farther than it is,” John Farrell said Monday as the team cleaned out its clubhouse. “My view on it is that the wide swing, the drastic change, has not only been a surprise to what...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Offers Idea For Shortening Major League Baseball Games

BOSTON — Baseball games take too long. Fans know it, media members know it and now, Major League Baseball is taking steps to remedy it. MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced Monday the creation of a 10-member committee — including Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and Red Sox partner Michael Gordon — tasked with speeding up pace of play and shortening games. Several potential options hav...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell: Rusney Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Rusney Castillo has been fast-tracked through the minor leagues, and the new Boston Red Sox outfielder is set to make his debut with the big club. Red Sox manager John Farrell said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio that the Cuban-born outfielder is “likely” to make his major league debut on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to Farrell, Castillo will play center...
Via NESN.com
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell Likes Between-Innings Countdown Clock

Red Sox manager John Farrell believes there are a lot of things Major League Baseball can do to speed up the game. One of his ideas is a between-innings "countdown" clock. Such a clock could be set at—say 2 minutes and 10 seconds—insuring that each half-inning starts promptly. The start of each inning would no longer be subject to the vagaries of a given pitcher'...
Via FenwayNation
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Farrell flips out on umps after being ejected

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell lost his mind on the umps after getting ejected from the Yankees game, telling him to "shove it up his f*cking ass."us
Via Gamedayr
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell: No Room For Two Sox Center Fielders

Red Sox manager John Farrell made it clear on Tuesday that there's room for only one center fielder on the Red Sox Opening Day roster. One or the other of Grady Sizemore or Jackie Bradley, Jr. will make the cut. As quoted by The Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson, Farrel said, "it's probably an either-or"—but all current indications heavily favor Sizemore...
Via FenwayNation
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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