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John Farrell’s Job Wasn’t In Jeopardy During 2016 Red Sox Season, Dave Dombrowski Says

Some were surprised when the Boston Red Sox kept manager John Farrell for the 2017 season and picked up his contract option for 2018. But Dave Dombrowski said firing him was never in the cards. Farrell’s job was believed to be in jeopardy over a few in-game decisions — namely, his choice to pinch-run starting pitcher Steven Wright in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that...
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Farrell: Sox to delay Big 3's Grapefruit debuts

The Red Sox won't send their big three to the mound in Grapefruit League games for roughly another week, manager John Farrell said Thursday morning.
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Farrell embraces potential rule changes

Red Sox manager John Farrell sounds ready to embrace any of the potential rule changes that could be in store to speed up the game, including a pitch clock.
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John Farrell Feels Good About ‘Core Group’ Of Red Sox Starting Rotation

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is excited about the workhorses at the front of his 2017 starting rotation. The Red Sox traded for left-hander Chris Sale in December to add to a rotation that includes the 2016 American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello and former Cy Young winner David Price. Farrell, who finished fourth in the voting for American League Manager of the Year...
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox turning to Pedroia for leadership in Ortiz's absence

BOSTON — David Ortiz has developed a cruel habit of teasing Red Sox fans.But despite the Instagram jokes and cryptic tweets, the reality is that Big Papi won’t be in the heart of Boston’s lineup in 2017.“Oh yeah, he’s retired,” manager John Farrell told reporters Thursday ahead of a Boston writers’ dinner. “There’s no fake tweets. No blank tweets. Whatever those...
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval has 'reshaped himself' this offseason, John Farrell says

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval’s Instagram workout videos have generated quite the buzz this offseason. Even among his Boston Red Sox teammates.“I’ve seen the videos that everyone’s been seeing,” Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts said Thursday in Boston ahead of a writers’ dinner at which he’ll be honored. “He definitely looks in great shape. … He’s definitely someone...
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

John Farrell to return as Red Sox manager in 2017

The Boston Red Sox aren’t letting their knees jerk after suffering a disappointing early postseason exit. Just one day the Red Sox were swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS, team president Dave Dombrowski announced on Tuesday that John Farrell will return as Boston’s manager in 2017 and that his entire staff will be invited back as well, per Evan Drellich of the Boston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Farrell tells heckling fan to ‘shut your a– up’

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was tired of hearing from a heckler at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, so he gave the guy a piece of his mind. Fortunately for us, it was caught on camera. The Red Sox clinched the AL East division title on Wednesday and celebrated accordingly. There was presumably lots and lots of drinking, which probably led to lots and lots of hangovers....
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

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