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Sox May Put Kelly On DL, Go With Four Starters

For the first time yesterday, Red Sox manager John Farrell floated the possibility that Joe Kelly (suffering from right bicep tendinitis) might go on the disabled list. The rationale for this action would be that Boston does not need a fifth starter until April 12th (a Sunday night game in the Bronx). The extra rest would give Kelly the opportunity to fully heal from the injury...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell Favors Putting Pete Rose In Hall Of Fame

(Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)Red Sox manager John Farrell weighed in on the renewed Pete Rose controversy today. New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has stated that he will 'consider' re-instating Rose from his 'lifetime' ban for gambling on baseball while manager of the Reds. Said Farrell, "From my standpoint, there's an integrity of the game element that has got to be upheld. But...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright provides stability to shaky starting rotation

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Manager John Farrell said it best after watching Steven Wright toss three scoreless knuckleball filled innings Monday against the Mets, "Steven Wright is a guy that in my mind gives us a lot of comfort..."It has not been pretty for a few of the projected starting pitchers this spring.Yesterday we watched as Joe Kelly...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Sheds Light On Starting Rotation Decision

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s third official full-squad workout didn’t lack energy. While Day 3 had the potential to be a grind given the buzz that surrounded the first two days of camp, the Red Sox didn’t let off the gas Friday. Boston again went full-throttle in its preparation for the 2015 season. It was...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell: 'Merit' Will Determine Rotation Order

While past performance and reputation will play a part, it looks as if merit will be the driving force in deciding the order of the Red Sox starting rotation. As it should be. Given the relative equality of the five candidates, whoever steps up in Spring Training should get the Opening Day start. When asked about this issue, manager John Farrell stated, "Merit is one. You factor...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: John Farrell’s Contract Extension

John Farrell will continue being the manager for the Boston Red Sox until 2017. Spring training is finally underway for the Boston Red Sox. This season has high expectations after multiple additions and changes, but can the Red Sox’s manager, John Farrell, help them get to the World Series? Many have faith in Farrell, including Boston’s general manager, Ben Cherington, who offered...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell Deflects Red Sox ‘Ace’ Talk: ‘I Think We Have Five No. 1’s’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — No ace? No problem, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Farrell was asked (again) Sunday about Boston potentially opening the season without a clear-cut No. 1 starter. The skipper downplayed the severity of the issue, instead focusing on the current rotation, which he previously labeled both “talented” and “deep.” “In the short response, I’m...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell ‘Ecstatic’ About Signing Contract Extension With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox’s contract negotiations with manager John Farrell were quick, quiet and effective. Just how the skipper likes it. The Red Sox announced Saturday that Farrell signed a two-year contract extension that runs through 2017 with a club option for 2018. General manager Ben Cherington said...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: John Farrell signs two-year extension with Red Sox

  John Farrell is sticking around for a while.   The Boston Red Sox manager agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team Saturday that keeps Farrell in Boston through the 2017 season. The deal includes a club option for 2018. Farrell is entering his third season as Red Sox skipper, and it’s been a wild ride so far. In his first year in 2013, Farrell led...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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