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

    Oct 24, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Lester glove

    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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

    Jun 3, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Boston Red Sox

    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…

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

    May 3, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    John Farrell

    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…

  6. 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…

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

    Feb 12, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT


    Sean McAdam of 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…

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

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

    hamilton getty

    Rob Bradford of 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…

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

    Nov 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Rick Peterson mullet

    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…

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

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day

    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…

  12. 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 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…

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

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:08 PM EDT

    david carpenter getty

    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 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…

  14. Red Sox banking on John Farrell becoming a better manager in Boston

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:52 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    There’s simply no way the Red Sox could have looked at John Farrell’s work in Toronto and came away with the idea that he was a great manager. The Blue Jays were a horrible baserunning team, they had Omar Vizquel questioning their clubhouse leadership and their win total decreased in both of his years at…

  15. Red Sox hire manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, send Mike Aviles to Toronto

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT

    john farrell getty

    From Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that the Red Sox have hired current Blue Jays skipper John Farrell to be their next manager. Farrell has already worked out a contract with Boston that will run through 2015. Compensation for Toronto will be announced in the next couple days. The Red Sox interviewed…

  16. The Red Sox have asked permission to speak with John Farrell directly

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    We heard last night that the Red Sox were “making progress” in negotiations to acquire John Farrell from the Blue Jays to be their new manager. Barring something unexpected, it looks like a deal will get done. According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to speak to…

  17. Red Sox and Blue Jays making progress in compensation talks regarding John Farrell

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

    John Farrell Reuters

    We heard earlier this week that the Blue Jays were in negotiations to send manager John Farrell to the Red Sox and it appears the situation is getting close to a resolution. Ken Rosenthal of hears that the clubs are “making progress” in compensation talks. Assuming an agreement is eventually worked out, Farrell will…

  18. Red Sox, Blue Jays talking compensation for John Farrell

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    Last week John Farrell’s non-denial denial when asked about reports that the Red Sox are interested in him as their next manager kept the speculation swirling and according to Alex Speier of Boston and Toronto “have begun preliminary discussions about potential compensation.” In the meantime the Red Sox are continuing to interview other candidates,…

  19. John Farrell on Red Sox’s reported interest: “I’m the manager of the Blue Jays”

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    During an MLB Network Radio interview today Blue Jays manager John Farrell was asked about reports that the Red Sox are interested in hiring him away from Toronto to replace Bobby Valentine as their manager. Here’s his reply, via Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe: I am the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s…

  20. If the Red Sox want John Farrell, the Blue Jays won’t stand in the way

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    Matthew outlined a pretty good case against the Red Sox hiring former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell to be their next skipper.  But if they don’t heed Matthew’s advice, it seems like they’re going to have access to him: The #Bluejays are not expected to stand in the way of the…

  21. Red Sox can do better than John Farrell for next manager

    Oct 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    With Bobby Valentine officially gone after months of being left dangling on the hook, the focus in Boston has immediately shifted to Blue Jays manager John Farrell. And I’m left to wonder why. Now, Farrell had a sterling reputation in five years as Boston’s pitching coach. But managing a team is a different animal. And…

  22. John Farrell: Adam Lind was out of shape

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Adam Lind

    Uh-oh, someone was not in the Best Shape of His Life when he was demoted to Las Vegas. That someone was the Blue Jays Adam Lind Farrell implies Lind wasn’t in shape when sent down, affected range and bat speed, but also said he did his core strengthening religiously. — Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 11,…

  23. The Blue Jays wanted Clay Buchholz for John Farrell

    Nov 25, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    We learned the other day that the Red Sox tried to talk the Blue Jays into letting them interview John Farrell for their open manager’s job.  The Blue Jays, however, have a policy of not giving permission for their people to interview for lateral moves, so that didn’t go anywhere. But the Jays weren’t totally closed…

  24. Red Sox tried to talk Blue Jays into letting them interview manager John Farrell

    Nov 22, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    John Farrell

    Back in the early days of Boston’s never-ending managerial search the Blue Jays changed their team policy to block the Red Sox from potentially interviewing John Farrell. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of even after that policy switch the Red Sox tried to talk the Blue Jays into changing their mind about Farrell, who…

  25. Blue Jays change policy, would block John Farrell from interviewing with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT


    There’s been some speculation that the Red Sox may be interested in hiring former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell to replace Terry Francona. Because of that the Blue Jays have changed their policy about granting teams permission to speak to their employees and team president Paul Beeston released this statement: Due…

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