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David Ortiz 'Working Things Out'—Not In Lineup

An ominous comment by Red Sox manager John Farrell has some wags wondering what's going on behinds the scenes with The Carmine Hose. Appearing on WEEI's Dale And Holley Show, Farrell stated that David Ortiz would not be in the Red Sox lineup for "a couple of days". The explanation was that the DH needed "to try to work some things out". Hello!
Via FenwayNation
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Is it time?

  The Red Sox are now five games under .500 and their super-powered offense has scored two runs or less in nine of the last eighteen games. Is it time to throw in the towel? Push the panic button? Circle the wagons? Or, is it time to can John Farrell and find a manager who can get these guys playing with some balls? Fact: the only time the Sox played with any heart is after Juan...
Via Surviving Grady
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Farrell's Flaws and Castillo's Call Up: Red Sox Beat Recap

How safe is John Farrell in his position as Red Sox manager? When is enough enough with Shane Victorino? Find out what Jared Scali and Jess Thomas had to say in this week's Red Sox Beat.
Via CLNS Radio
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John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a foreign substance on his arm after Marlins...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

  John Farrell thinks Major League Baseball needs to write down one of its unwritten rules.   After Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz both were ejected last week and suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on their arms, the great debate about grip-enhancers was brought up once again. And the Boston Red Sox...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Justifying John Farrell’s Lineup Change

BOSTON — The Red Sox have figured out how to play winning baseball. One day after snapping a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win, the Red Sox made it two straight victories by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. Boston’s win in Sunday’s series finale was one of the team’s most complete efforts of the season, as everything seemed to click for the Sox...
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Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

BOSTON — What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after it dropped a 2-1 decision to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. ...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, John Farrell 1

(AP Photo)If there were such things as "good losses", this could be one of them. Despite a crushing 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, Clay Buchholz turned in his best performance of 2015—eight innings, one earned run, eleven strikeouts and no walks. But, it was his manager John Farrell who handed this game to Seattle. With two outs and a man on second in the ninth inning...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Shoulders Blame For ‘Terrible Decision’ In Red Sox’s Loss

This embed is invalid" /> John Farrell pointed a finger after the Boston Red Sox’s walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners. And it was pointed directly at himself. The Red Sox manager shouldered the blame Friday following Boston’s 2-1 defeat for what he repeatedly described as a “terrible decision” in the bottom of the ninth inning. The decision...
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Butterfield Magic: Should the Red Sox fire John Farrell?

Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox haven’t fired a manager during the since they canned Jimy Williams in 2001. Michael Ivins/Getty Images That move didn’t work out too well as pitching coach Joe Kerrigan took over and promised to write the lineup in stone. Instead, he used a different lineup nearly every night and went 17-26 in his short stay as...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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