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  1. John Farrell has some ideas on how to speed up the game

    May 7, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    John Farrell

    The manager of one of the slowest-moving teams in baseball talks about speeding things up.

  2. John Farrell to get fined for being critical of instant replay

    Apr 15, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    John Farrell

    MLB sends an odd message given how open they’ve been about instant replay being a work-in-progress.

  3. John Farrell says it’s “extremely difficult to have any faith” in instant replay

    Apr 14, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT

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    The second Red Sox-Yankees game in a row with replay drama. And this one got a manager ejected.

  4. John Farrell and Omar Vizquel don’t like each other very much

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Omar Vizquel

    Stuff I never heard before but is pretty darn interesting. From the Toronto Sun: Omar Vizquel and John Farrell had a big falling out when they were both with the Blue Jays. And it may have had its roots in Vizquel buying plane tickets for a rookie’s family. Go read the story. The biggest takeaway,…

  5. John Farrell still hopeful Stephen Drew will return to Red Sox

    Dec 19, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox acquired utility infielder Jonathan Herrera from the Rockies yesterday in exchange for left-hander Franklin Morales and minor league right-hander Chris Martin, but manager John Farrell confirmed during an appearance on WEEI’s Hot Stove show this evening that the move doesn’t mean that the team has ruled out the return of Stephen Drew.…

  6. John Farrell wants Stephen Drew back

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    From beat reporter Alex Speier of WEEI.com: Red Sox manager John Farrell, in an interview on WEEI’s Salk & Holley show, said that he believes that the Red Sox would be well served to bring back shortstop Stephen Drew in order to preserve the sort of depth on the left side of the infield that…

  7. John Farrell, Shane Victorino and the Boston Red Sox: What a difference a year makes

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 AM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Six

    BOSTON — In October 2012 John Farrell had just finished a 79-83 season managing the Toronto Blue Jays. Which was worse than his first year as Blue Jays manager. There were rumblings that the Red Sox might want to hire him to replace Bobby Valentine and most Blue Jays fans were OK with that. He…

  8. Red Sox manager John Farrell willing to use Koji Uehara for more than three outs if necessary

    Oct 27, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    World Series - St Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Closer and ALCS MVP Koji Uehara didn’t have to throw too many pitches last night. He had tossed his third pitch of the night when Jon Jay hit the infamous ground ball to Dustin Pedroia, starting the chain of events that led to the walk-off obstruction call. As a result, Red Sox manager John Farrell…

  9. The night John Farrell embraced chaos

    Oct 27, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    ST. LOUIS — There’s a cliche about managers putting their players in the best position to succeed. A corollary to that is having the best players in the right position, at the right time. Do those things as often as possible and you’re more likely than not to win, right? Well, sometimes. The Red Sox tested…

  10. John Farrell may use Mike Napoli as a late-game defensive replacement at first base

    Oct 26, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Now playing under National League rules, Red Sox manager John Farrell has opted to start David Ortiz at first base over Mike Napoli, at least in Game 3 of the World Series. While Napoli has hit well for the Red Sox throughout the post-season, Ortiz has out-done him, homering in the first two games against…

  11. A.J. Ellis: Red Sox manager John Farrell trusting gut over numbers in the World Series

    Oct 25, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell surveys the field before his team takes on the Baltimore Orioles in an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis is providing analysis of the World Series to the L.A. Times. In a column posted yesterday prior to Game 2, he wrote about how Red Sox manager John Farrell is trusting his gut over the numbers in a short series lasting between five and seven games. The Red Sox are one…

  12. Playing favorites finally comes back to bite Red Sox manager John Farrell

    Oct 24, 2013, 11:44 PM EDT

    World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

    We’ve been over this before, but… Jonny Gomes against RHP in 2013: .258/.341/.404 in 151 AB Jonny Gomes against RHP career: .225/.310/.423 in 1,863 AB Daniel Nava against RHP in 2013: .322/.411/.484 in 339 AB Daniel Nava against RHP career: .292/.390/.443 in 657 AB John Farrell knows these numbers. He played Nava over Gomes against…

  13. John Farrell says Jon Lester “sweats like a pig,” was using rosin last night

    Oct 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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    Red Sox manager John Farrell just met the media and, predictably, he was asked about the substance which may or may not have appeared in Jon Lester‘s glove. From the media tweets: Farrell on LesterGate: ‘If you know Jon Lester he sweats like a pig and needs rosin. He keeps it on his glove.’ #RedSox…

  14. Bobby Valentine offers high praise to John Farrell, Ben Cherington

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Bobby Valentine

    This Boston Globe/Nick Cafardo interview with Bobby Valentine is going to get linked and tweeted about a lot today because, buried deep inside, Valentine opines that, had he stayed with the Red Sox for 2013, he thinks he could have turned the ship around. But to the extent people play the “OMG, look at what…

  15. Has John Farrell learned his lesson now?

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    Red Sox manager John Farrell allowed Clay Buchholz to give up five runs to the Tigers in Sunday’s ALCS Game 2, only to be bailed out by one swing from David Ortiz‘s bat. On Wednesday, there was no such rescue after Jake Peavy was allowed to surrender seven runs in three-plus innings in what turned…

  16. A Blue Jays player says John Farrell “panics when things go bad.”

    Jun 3, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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    Andy Martino has a piece up today looking at the Red Sox and all that has gone right. A lot of praise in there for Sox’ manager John Farrell. To that end, this little nugget caught my eye, though: One Red Sox player heard from a friend on the Jays before the season, and was…

  17. John Farrell has a higher approval rating than George Washington, Mother Theresa, Gandhi and Santa Claus

    May 3, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Not sure why anyone wants to do public opinion polling about baseball managers, but this is fun all the same: John Farrell has a 1% disapproval rating with Massachusetts voters. Pretty sure that’s a first for anyone in our polling — PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) May 3, 2013 To put John Farrell’s 1% disapproval in context- George…

  18. Red Sox think Alfredo Aceves was “testing” John Farrell, say behavior “won’t be tolerated”

    Feb 19, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Alfredo Aceves

    It didn’t take long for Alfredo Aceves to piss off another Red Sox manager, as the right-hander who clashed constantly with Bobby Valentine last season refused to do more than lob the ball during a batting practice session Sunday. Afterward manager John Farrell took Aceves aside for a talking to and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com…

  19. John Farrell has a funny definition of “injuries”

    Feb 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com spoke with Red Sox manager John Farrell about Felix Doubront and Craig Breslow. The topic: the “precautionary approach” the Sox are taking with these two.  So, Farrell, about this precautionary approach. Are Doubront and Breslow injured? “Not because of injury situations,” stressed John Farrell, “just because of some discomfort and overall (lack…

  20. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, manager John Farrell met with Josh Hamilton at the Winter Meetings

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Rob Bradford of WEEI.com has the scoop: According to multiple baseball sources, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell met with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton at the winter meetings Wednesday. Bradford probably has that timeline wrong, as Hamilton tweeted a picture from the Nashville airport on Tuesday night with accompanying text…

  21. John Farrell reportedly prefers Rick Peterson for the Red Sox pitching coach gig

    Nov 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have not picked a pitching coach yet, but Gordon Edes reports that there is a favorite: The Red Sox are expected to make a decision on their new pitching coach by Tuesday, and new manager John Farrell is “all in” on longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson as his choice, according to a…

  22. Brian Butterfield becomes latest Blue Jays coach to join John Farrell’s staff in Boston

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    John Farrell has brought another member of his Toronto coaching staff with him to Boston, as the Red Sox announced that Brian Butterfield will be their new third base coach. Butterfield had been with the Blue Jays since 2002, sticking around through four different managers. He spent the past three seasons as third base coach…

  23. Red Sox add Torey Lovullo to John Farrell’s staff as bench coach

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    As expected the Red Sox have named a new bench coach in Torey Lovullo, who comes with new manager John Farrell from Toronto. Lovullo was the Blue Jays’ first base coach on Farrell’s staff, but replaces Tim Bogar as the bench coach in Boston. Bogar, who yesterday spoke out against Bobby Valentine’s comments regarding the…

  24. Torey Lovullo will be John Farrell’s bench coach in Boston

    Oct 23, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day

    John Farrell will be taking Torey Lovullo with him from Toronto to Boston, as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Lovullo will join the Red Sox’s staff as Farrell’s bench coach. Lovullo was the first base coach on Farrell’s coaching staff in Toronto for the past two seasons and before that had a stint as…

  25. Red Sox getting righty David Carpenter from Blue Jays to complete John Farrell swap

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

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    All the pieces of the puzzle that’ll make John Farrell the next manager of the Red Sox are now in place. Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that Boston will receive right-handed reliever David Carpenter along with their new skipper in exchange for middle infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has already signed a three-year contract with the Sox…

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