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The Red Sox Need To Use Tommy Layne, And Their Bullpen, Correctly

As the Boston Red Sox have remodeled their bullpen this offseason, the LOOGY ((L)eft-handed (O)ne (O)ut (G)u(Y)) role has not yet been filled. It’s a small role, but one every successful bullpen needs to fill if they hope to hold leads and limit baserunners late in games. The truth is though, the role should already be filled with someone who has been around since the start of...
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John Farrell’s 4 Most Important On-Field Assignments

With spring training just a couple weeks away, the majority of the focus is on the players, as it should be. It’s on David Price and Craig Kimbrel, wondering how these superstars will adjust to life in Boston. It’s on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, wondering if they can adjust to Boston a little better than they did last season. It’s on Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts...
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John Farrell: Pablo Sandoval is ‘better player’ on ‘lighter end’

It become increasingly clear as the 2015 season wore on. Pablo Sandoval’s weight was an issue. Sandoval’s weight was a huge topic of discussion when the Boston Red Sox signed the third baseman to a five-year contract worth a reported $95 million. Discussions about Sandoval’s weight only intensified after his first season in Boston, arguably the worst of his career. Sandoval...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox say Pablo Sandoval has lost weight

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Make no mistake, Pablo Sandoval’s nickname probably isn’t changing anytime soon. The Boston Red Sox third baseman is a big dude. Whatever. A slimmer version of the Kung-Fu Panda could patrol Boston’s infield this season, though, as Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski indicated Saturday at the team’s Baseball Winter Weekend event...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Read Sox: Infielder Insights, Farrell’s Future and Pedroia’s Perception

Welcome back to Read Sox! For this week’s edition, we’ll look at the possibility that some of 2015’s disappointing players will rebound, John Farrell’s potential role in the upcoming season and optimism concerning projections and error bars. Going Deep As we look forward to the 2016 season, it goes without saying that the majority of us expect certain players to bounce...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Sheds Light On Chris Young’s Role In Red Sox’s Outfield

One of John Farrell’s biggest tasks for 2016 involves the Boston Red Sox’s outfield. The Red Sox currently have four outfielders — Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rusney Castillo and Chris Young — vying for three starting spots, and that’s before one factors in Brock Holt’s ability to play pretty much everywhere on the diamond. Farrell will need to pick his spots when...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

John Farrell – Job in Jeopardy

The Red Sox are in a difficult situation with John Farrell. After apparently recovering from cancer treatment, he is back managing the team. The Sox seem to have improved dramatically under President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. They have acquired David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith and Chris Young. Price has had success everywhere he has pitched-leading the...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell 'feeling pretty darn good' with cancer in remission

John Farrell couldn’t get excited until he knew for sure his cancer was in remission. The Boston Red Sox manager got that good bit of news — that his stage 1 lymphoma was in remission — Thursday after a scan. Farrell spoke with reporters Friday on a conference call, expressing his excitement to get back to work. “I feel like the news of (Thursday), and getting a clean bill...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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