// John Farrell

John Lackey Placed on Disabled List

The Red Sox have placed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day DL with a right bicep strain. An MRI performed Sunday on John Lackey‘s right arm revealed an inflammation of the biceps, but fortunately no tear as was initially feared. Lackey had to leave Saturday’s loss at Toronto in the fifth inning, when his surgically […]

Red Sox Squeeze Out Win Against Blue Jays in John Farrell’s Return to Toronto

Boston Red Sox manager and former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell made his first return to the Rogers Centre since leaving for the Red Sox in the offseason. Welcomed with mixed reactions but mostly booing, Farrell noted that he loved Toronto, but has no regrets. The Red Sox were able to squeak out a […]

Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

Should the Red Sox Add Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the 2013 Major League Roster?

This spring training has been great for Boston’s young stud of a center fielder, Jackie Bradley, Jr. He boasts a .571 average and an OPS of 1.269 in 15 plate appearances. It may be a small sample size, but he has scored four times in five game and will be a great leadoff hitter with […]

What should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

When Red Sox hired John Farrell, the first thought was forgetting the Bobby Valentine drama and the 2012 season and focusing on getting back on track for the 2013 season. Farrell is a perfect choice to manage the Red Sox, an organization hoping to move on from past troubles. But for those thinking that firing […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

The Changing Landscape of the American League East

Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is not in the AL East we’re used to any more. After a turbulent regular season, marked by the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox finishing in last place, the offseason that followed has been equally hectic. A flurry of big-name acquisitions by […]

Red Sox Sign Shane Victorino

On Tuesday, the Red Sox offered Shane Victorino a three year, $39 million deal, identical to Mike Napoli’s, which he quickly accepted. Victorino, dubbed ‘the Flyin’ Hawaiian,’ is 32 years old, and has played for the Padres, Phillies, and Dodgers over the course of his eight-year career. Victorino was obtained by the Dodgers in late […]

Should the Red Sox Consider Signing Zack Greinke?

With this year’s baseball free agent class, many questions arise about where the best free agents like Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton will end up. It is debatable of who is the best free agent. But, considering Hamilton’s off-field issues and asking price are scaring teams, it makes Greinke the best free agent out on the market. […]

The Future Looks Bright for Felix Doubront

Felix Doubront is going to have a great 2013. Actually, he needs to have a great 2013. All the Red Sox do. But, if he doesn’t, I can guarantee he won’t make it to the All-Star break in the starting rotation. He’ll be in the bullpen where many believe he’s best suited. I don’t want […]

John Farrell Officially Introduced as New Red Sox Manager

The Red Sox officially introduced John Farrell as their next manager at a noon press conference on Tuesday. In order to sign the man who spent four years in Boston as the pitching coach, the Red Sox had to part with SS Mike Aviles, but they also received RHP David Carpenter as well to complete […]

Red Sox Hire John Farrell as Manager, Trade Mike Aviles to Blue Jays

According to several reports, the Red Sox have hired John Farrell to be their next manager. As compensation, the Red Sox traded infielder Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays, who now have to look for a new manager. Farrell was the Red Sox pitching coach from 2007-2010 before taking the manager job in Toronto. While […]

Should the Red Sox Fire Bobby V? SoB Debates…

Nick: To quote Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, this season has been nothing short of miserable. Last place in the division. Who knows how many games under .500. A worse record than the San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals, not to mention the playoff contending Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles. And they shipped out […]

Report: Blue Jays Asked for Clay Buchholz in John Farrell Talks

Blue Jays manager John Farrell, the former Red Sox pitching coach, has long been revered for his baseball mind, he’s attention to detail, and his willingness to take charge of a situation. Many feel the Red Sox starters would not have slipped into such a lazy mentality this season had Farrell been around and not […]

Curt Young: The New, Underrated Red Sox Pitching Coach

The other night, on Comcast’s Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Gary Tanguay and Mike Felger brought up the role of a pitching coach in major league baseball. Tanguay asked Felger something to the extent of “who can tell if a pitching coach is good or bad?” Felger failed to make much comment on the subject, except […]