After posting their first 90-loss season since the 1960s under manager Bobby Valentine, the Boston Red Sox officially announced John Farrell as their new skipper.
Farrell spent the last two years with the Toronto Blue Jays, and signed a three-contract with Boston through 2015. To compensate Toronto, the Red Sox sent shortstop Mike Aviles and also received right-hander David Carpenter.
Reuters During his two-year stint as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, John Farrell posted a 154-170 record. He takes over for the fired Bobby Valentine, who only lasted one year with the Boston Red Sox.
During his two-year stint as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, John Farrell posted a 154-170 record. He takes over for the fired Bobby Valentine, who only lasted one year with the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell was the Boston pitching coach from 2007 to 2010 before he took the helm as Toronto’s manager. He posted a 154-170 record in two seasons with the Blue Jays.
Red Sox management was in search of a replacement for the controversial Bobby Valentine, who was ousted the day after Boston ended its 69-93 season. It was the Red Sox first 90-loss season since 1966 when they went 72-90.
Valentine clashed with players and media in his only season with Boston, never gaining the trust of his players. He was originally brought in to clean-up a club house that lacked discipline, with players reportedly drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games in then-manager Terry Francona's final season.
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