Skip to comments.Red Sox hire John Farrell as new manager
Posted on 10/20/2012 10:05:34 PM PDT by raccoonradio
Bringing to an end a quest that began a year ago, the Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their new manager, signing their former pitching coach to a multi-year deal.
The Sox, who first attempted to hire Farrell in October of 2011 only to be rebuffed by the Toronto Blue Jays' demand for pitcher Clay Buchholz.
After a drawn-out interview process, the Sox hired Bobby Valentine, whom they fired the day after the 2012 season following a 69-73 season, the worst record for a Red Sox team since 1965.
Farrell, 51, managed the Toronto Blue for the last two seasons, compiling a 154-170 record.
The two teams have yet to announce compensation for Farrell, though a source confirmed the Sox will send infielder Mike Aviles to the Jays to complete the deal. WEEI.com was first to report Aviles going to Toronto.
Also, as mandated by baseball rules, the Sox will get a player in return from Toronto, making the transaction an official deal, though the player the Sox get from the Jays is expected to be marginal.
The hiring comes after the Sox brought in four other candidates to interview for the position -- Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach; New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena; San Diego Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus and Baltimore Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale.
they got their man
Farrell is a class act and a smart baseball guy. I am a Yankees fan saying this too. The Sox will be cleaned up within a year. Farrell is a bit of a gun nut too..saw him on a special with his gun collection.
As long as the primary wardrobe of their g.m. is garanimals they will continue to haunt the basement. Dan Duquette is the man they should have brought back.
What does this mean? My ESPN child is not home to interpret!
Actually, the Red Sox were 69-93 for the 2012 season.
Toronto was all-hit no-pitch even though the manager was a former pitching coach.
I agree, the Red Sox should have brought Dan Duquette back to the club. Duquette was a no-nonsense GM who had one of the sharpest minds in all of baseball.
He'll be lucky to keep it in the PRM. It may just be coincidence, but Roger Clemens left the Red Sox after the Framingham Police Chief revoked his gun permit. Framingham has some nice rural parts, but it's where Uncle Omar lives and the downtown is mostly Brazilian, ever other car has a Brazilian Flag bumper sticker (though it is less likely to insurance or a valid registration.)
Farrell realized that he would never get the financial support necessary to compete with the other teams in the American League East. Now that Baltimore has come alive, you have four legitimate contenders in the East. Doesn’t leave much room for the Jays, who are owned by corporate media interests - not an individual billionaire who is willing to use his team to stroke his ego. Jays will be mired in 4th or 5th place in their division for the foreseeable future.
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