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John Farrell: Fenway's latest sacrificial lamb

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wicked, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    http://www.csnne.com/baseball-boston-redsox/redsox-talk/Red-Sox-hire-John-Farrell-as-new-manager?blockID=791417&feedID=3352

    Been hot on Twitter for a while now, with multiple folks saying the Sox have announced it.
     
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Multiple sources on Twitter said the compensation was a player who was a major leaguer in 2012, no word on who yet apparently.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Sacrificial lamb? This is a great job. A ton of talent coming off of a terrible season. And all the players are already bought in.
     
  5. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    You must be joking. The Red Sox are in their first rebuilding phase in about 15 years.

    In some ways Farrell has shown exactly what he's worth -- a scrub utility infielder.

    At least the Mariners got a starting player and future All-Star (Randy Winn) as compensation for Piniella.
     
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Pinella was a championship manager.

    Rebuilding? I don't buy it at all. That is a top 10-15 roster, and they will make some moves with all the money they saved. They will be in the playoffs within the next 2 years.
     
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Guy, I respect your baseball knowledge to the max, but I must disagree. The Sox lineup is a mess right now. No power threat but Ortiz, who's a free agent after all. Very uncertain if Ellsbury will be around or if they'll trade him. Black holes on offense at short and the corner outfield slots. Granted, they can spend money to fix this after the Great Purge, but we don't if that's going to happen. It's obvious they hired Farrell in the hopes of fixing Lester and to a lesser extent Buchholz.
     
  8. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    http://twitter.com/GordonEdes

    Adam Lind is not part of deal with Toronto, a baseball source said, putting that speculation to rest.
     
  9. Cherington could convert this roster into a World Series team with 4 simple moves:

    1. Trade John Lackey to Rangers for Elvis Andrus. The Rangers badly need starting pitching and Andrus is blocking super prospect Jurickson Profar.
    2. Trade for Cleveland's Shin-Soo Choo who is on the market because he'll be a free agent after 2013.
    3. Trade for Cliff Lee - mostly a salary dump for Phillies
    4. Trade for Kendrys Morales or Victor Martinez to play 1st. Either player would be a salary dump for the Angels or Tigers.
     
  10. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    See? It's simple. Just trade John Lackey for Elvis Andrus!
     
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Why is Morales a salary dump for the Angels?
     
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your call, Chris from Boston.
     
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