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Thursday, October 13, 2016

red sox - Why Red Sox are misreading situation by not picking up John Farrell’s option - WEEI | Rob Bradford

He’s coming back in 2017. I don’t agree with Bradford about 2018. If the players buy in and the team is successful next July, you can pick up the option. If the players don’t buy in and the team is playing below expectations, you can fire him.

Here’s what I’m getting at: Either the Red Sox are sold that John Farrell has earned the right to be the face of this franchise or he hasn’t. There’s no in between But that’s right where the Sox are trying to wedge this situation into.

They should have already realized Farrell’s option now has to be picked up.

Sure, those screaming that the manager shouldn’t have been brought back for 2017 would shriek louder if the announcement was accompanied with news of a guarantee for 2018. So what? The negative noise toward Farrell is going to continue regardless, so that really isn’t even part of the equation.

What Dave Dombrowski has to understand is how unique a situation this is.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 13, 2016 at 06:41 AM | 1 comment(s)
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