Red Sox appear content with rotation despite lack of true ace

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation could be looked at in one of two ways: They either don’t have a No. 1 starter or they have five pitchers capable of being No. 1 starters.     Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell are subscribing to the latter theory. While no one is going to mistake Clay Buchholz, Joe Kelly, Rick Porcello, Wade Miley or Justin Masterson...
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John Farrell: Jon Lester’s Presence With Red Sox Extended Beyond Mound

This embed is invalid" /> There were rumors, courtships and public pleas. But in the end, the band remains separated. As Jon Lester hemmed and hawed over where to sign in free agency, John Farrell waited, hoping the left-hander would return to the Boston Red Sox. Lester ultimately decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs, and the Red Sox skipper can...
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John Farrell: Boston Red Sox ‘Still Confident’ They’ll Sign Jon Lester

This embed is invalid" /> Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is hanging on to the dream. As Jon Lester prepares to make his much-anticipated free agency decision, Farrell remains hopeful that the Red Sox will find a way to sign the left-hander. Boston is believed to be competing with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers for...
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John Farrell: Boston Red Sox’s Yoenis Cespedes ‘A Complete Team Player’

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Yoenis Cespedes’ next move might be to a different position rather than to a different organization. While it’s entirely possible the Red Sox could trade Cespedes in the wake of agreeing to a contract with Hanley Ramirez to play left field, Boston manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that Cespedes is staying...
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Farrell: Cespedes Could Play Either CF Or RF

(AP Photo)What?!? It's probably just a feint—but Red Sox manager John Farrell stated today that Yoenis Cespedes is willing to play either center field or right field. This puzzling bit of news came on the heels of the The Panda's introductory press conference. With Hanley Ramirez penciled in for left field, everyone was assuming that—with a likely Cespedes trade for pitching—Rusney...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Morneau leads MLB All-Stars to 1st win in Japan

The MLB All-Stars took care of business after being no-hit in Game 3 against Samurai Japan. On Sunday, manager John Farrell shook up the lineup and it resulted in a 6-1 victory in the Tokyo Dome. The first win for the MLB in the five-game postseason series.Justin Morneau, the National League batting champion, blasted a pitch from Japan starter Shintaro Fujinami over the wall in...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Robinson Cano leaves game in Japan after hit by pitch in foot

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano took a fastball off his right foot while batting in the top of the seventh inning in Saturday’s Game 3 against Samurai Japan. He walked slowly to first base, and after manager John Farrell and trainers talked to him, he left for pinch runner Jose Altuve. In the game, Japan used four pitchers in a combined no-hitter against the MLB...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan beats MLB All-Stars again, lead series 2-0

TOKYO -- Leadoff hitter Yuki Yanagita drove in four runs to lead Japan to an 8-4 win over the Major League Baseball All-Stars on Friday in the second game of the five-match series. Yanagita singled, doubled, and tripled at Tokyo Dome. ''Yanagita has a lot of bat speed,'' MLB manager John Farrell said. ''He's aggressive and whether it is against a left-handed pitcher or a right-handed...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ambassador Kennedy welcomes MLB All-Stars to Japan

TOKYO (AP) U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy welcomed members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour at her residence on Friday. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve were among those who attended the ceremony at the ambassador's residence. The MLB All-Stars are in Japan to play a five...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Anxious To See Shohei Otani During Japan All-Star Series

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is about to catch a glimpse of Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. And he’s pumped. Farrell, who is managing a team of MLB players at the 2014 Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series, arrived in Osaka, Japan on Sunday. The skipper told reporters Monday he’s looking forward to seeing Otani, a 20-year-old right-hander who has turned heads in the...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell In Japan To Manage MLB All-Stars

Red Sox manager John Farrell is in Osaka, Japan to manage a squad of 29 MLB All-Stars in a five-game series against their Japanese League rivals. While Farrell's roster is indeed star-studded (although no Red Sox players made the trip), really big deals like Bryce Harper, Albert Pujols and Adam Jones pulled out of the exhibition series. Farrell stated that he's looking forward to...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dual threat Shohei Otani creating buzz as MLB stars tour Japan

  Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting Wednesday. The MLB all-stars will also play two exhibition games during their tour...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrell eager to see Otani on MLB trip to Japan

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is looking forward to seeing Japanese pitching sensation Shohei Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan. Farrell and 29 major league players arrived in Osaka on Sunday night ahead of their five-game series against Japan starting Wednesday. The MLB all-stars will also play two exhibition games during...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell On Start Of Free Agency: ‘We’ve Identified Our Needs’ (Video)

John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox front office are hard at work as free agency gets ready to kick off. While the Red Sox still can’t talk to free agents that belong to other teams, the team has had plenty of discussions regarding the plan heading into free agency. “We’ve identified our needs,” Farrell said. “We’ve had those conversations with Ben and others, strategy...
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Dustin Pedroia Ready For Rebound Season After Surgery (Video)

For the first time in what seems like an eternity, Dustin Pedroia isn’t battling any injuries. The Boston Red Sox second baseman — who captured his fourth career Gold Glove on Tuesday — recently said he’s 100 percent after undergoing successful thumb/wrist surgery in September. Red Sox manager John Farrell recently sat down for a one-on-one interview with NESN’s Tom Caron...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Future Bright For Rusney Castillo Despite Recent Injury (Video)

Rusney Castillo has plenty of baseball ahead of him. Just not in the immediate future. The Boston Red Sox outfielder will sit out the rest of the Arizona Fall League due to a thumb injury, and his status for winter ball is in question as well. Yet Red Sox manager John Farrell still has high hopes for the Cuban defector who signed a seven-year contract with the club in late August...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Doubles Down On Support Of Yoenis Cespedes: ‘He’s Our Guy’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell had to do a little cleanup work in his clubhouse after a New York Daily News reporter made claims that there was a rift between outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the Sox’s coaching staff, but Farrell contends that it’s just what the team does to support its players. Farrell immediately came out in defense of Cespedes, and backed the oufielder...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell: This Is ‘Going To Be A Busy Offseason’ For Red Sox (Video)

The Boston Red Sox finished last in the American League East in 2014, but they’re doing everything they can to make sure that doesn’t happen again. With MLB’s free agent period set to officially begin Tuesday, the Red Sox figure to be very active in attempting to improve their team this offseason. On Monday’s debut of NESN Sports Update, Red Sox manager John Farrell sat down...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox manager John Farrell responds to Report that Coaches all “Hate” Yoenis Cespedes

A report surfaced earlier this week that all the Boston Red Sox coaches “hate” Yoenis Cespedes. It sounded a bit ridiculous at first, and it caught manager John Farrell off guard. Farrell did an interview with the MLB Network yesterday and completely shut down the report. Totally surprised and completely off-guard. It’s unfortunate that a comment like that is made from elsewhere...
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

John Farrell Shoots Down Cespedes 'Hate' Talk

Red Sox manager John Farrell appeared on MLB Network Radio today and contradicted reports that his team's coaches "hate" Yoenis Cespedes. Farrell said he was "...totally surprised and caught off guard" by the reports and went on to state that they were "completely unfounded". Of course, Farrell may be acting on orders from management to tamp down the 'hate talk' to minimize the impact...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox’s Torey Lovullo Receives Second Interview For Twins Job

It appears the Minnesota Twins are staring at a two-horse race. Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo received a second interview for the Twins’ managerial job, sources told’s Jon Heyman. Lovullo looks like the main threat to Paul Molitor, who reportedly also received two interviews for the gig. Derek Wetmore and Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN reported Monday that...
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Named Red Sox’s Hitting Coach; Victor Rodriguez To Return

Chili Davis is the guy. The Red Sox officially named Davis their new major league hitting coach Thursday. The club also announced Victor Rodriguez will return for his third season as Boston’s assistant hitting coach. Davis spent the last three seasons serving as the Oakland Athletics’ big league hitting coach. The A’s finished third among American League teams in runs scored...
October 23, 2014  |  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...
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Young Pitchers: Projecting Players’ Roles For 2015

The Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation conundrum is multilayered. While the Red Sox need to acquire pitching help this offseason, the organization still has a surplus of young hurlers who could make an impact at the major league level, creating an interesting situation as general manager Ben Cherington prepares to wheel and deal. The Red Sox’s hope upon trading Jon Lester, John...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Torey Lovullo No Longer Candidate For Rangers’ Managerial Job

Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo will need to wait a little longer. Lovullo, who is looking to become a major league manager for the first time, confirmed to The Dallas Morning News on Monday that he no longer is a candidate for the Texas Rangers’ managerial job. Lovullo interviewed last week for the position vacated by Ron Washington, who resigned in September amid marital...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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