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John Farrell Newsbeat

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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dave Dombrowski will have a lot to process when it comes to judging John Farrell

When a team keeps underperforming expectations, the manager gets the blame. John Farrell should be on shaky ground.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 16, 2016 at 08:20 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Firing manager John Farrell won’t solve problems of the Boston Red Sox - Boston Red Sox Blog- ESPN

“I mean, I only gave up three earned runs,” Buchholz said, inconceivably, after briskly handing the ball to Farrell and storming off the mound, a bad look that Farrell said he addressed with Buchholz after the game. “It wasn’t the worst performance I’ve had all year.”

Easy to say when you have a 6.31 ERA as a starter. Farrell could say only that he’s “not ready to commit” to Buchholz making his next start, which is an indictment to the manager’s lack of options at his disposal.

As it is, Farrell must pin his hopes for winning the series on right-hander Sean O’Sullivan, who will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start Sunday. O’Sullivan’s ERA in two previous starts for the Red Sox: 7.84.

The walls might, in fact, be closing in on Farrell, even more after Saturday night, and if Dombrowski chooses to fire the manager, it will satisfy the masses.

It just won’t solve the Red Sox’s real problems.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 03, 2016 at 07:32 AM | 12 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Full Count » John Farrell explains decisions made in Red Sox’ extra innings loss to White Sox

I don’t believe Farrell is a great manager. Having said that, his moves weren’t the problem last night.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 21, 2016 at 08:34 AM | 8 comment(s)
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