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Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

Posted on: October 23, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Boy, it's going to get really awkward for John Henry if the Blue Jays aren't really going to name John Farrell their new manager. The Red Sox pitching coach has been identified as Toronto's pick by process of elimination, though the Jays aren't talking, presumably because they're waiting on the commissioner's office to give them the go-ahead for an announcement.

But Henry, the Red Sox owner, apparently has some inside information. Asked by the Boston Globe for a reaction to Farrell's departure, he had this to say:

 

"The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person. We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer than a couple of other teams would have wanted, but it really is time for John to step up to the next level. He will be an effective, excellent manager. I expect him to manage in MLB for as long as he wants to. He's going to an excellent young team with a strong and smart hierarchy. The Blue Jays are going to be a force in the AL East for some time to come.

I am grateful for the years John Farrell gave to the Red Sox. He will be missed."

-- David Andriesen

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Comments

Since: Jul 23, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 10:40 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

I am blown away that a Sox fan would rip Francona. As an outsider (Toronto fan) I will openly admit that Francona is my favorite coach in MLB. How he managed that injury riddled team to a plus .500 season is unbelievable. If he ever comes on the market I would personally run a fundraising campaign to ensure the Jays landed him.




Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 9:48 pm
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

Brad Mills last year, now Farrell. Teams are running out of current Red Sox coaches to raid. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Mets go retro and try hire Wendell Kim to be their manager.



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:45 pm
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

R u even a Sox fan.  What r u thinking.  Tito has been a great manager and farell has done a great job with the pitching staff. 




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

all dred does is complain so i wouldnt pay too much attention to what he says he never adds anything to a conversation. Tito is the best manager that the sox have had and would be dumb to get rid of him. their bullpen and beckett failed them this year



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 9:41 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

I know you've had a bad year but you may be the most disenfranchised sports fan I've ever heard.  Your wishes would be really bad for your club.  they're doing a little rebuilding, but look at the bright side, you're not the yankees, spending tons of money and still not winning.  Your team has a few old guys, so they have to rebuild a little and find some guys to build around.  But Jesus, you sound like a Yankees or Cubs fan with talk like that.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2010 9:18 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

Best news I've heard all year, I hope Farrell is no better as a manager than he was as a pitching coach, one less team to worry about in the division if he is. Now will someone please steal Francona away, and dream of dreams, he takes Theo with him when he goes.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2010 8:11 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

   don't question the baseball knowledge of John Farrell but I also don't believe the Red Sox pitching improved under his leadership with the exception of Lester.  




Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2010 6:26 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

Welcome to the team John...officially or unofficially!  haha



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2010 4:41 am
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell

Why would Henry speak out before the Jays announce this?


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