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Boston Red Sox Extend Contract for Manager John Farrell Through 2017
February 21st, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Hopefully you didn't sleep in too late today, or you may have missed the news Saturday morning that the Boston Red Sox have extended the contract for manager John Farrell. ***PHOTO1*** Farrell was entering the final guaranteed season of his deal, which included an option for 2016. Rather than have the specter...

John Farrell: Shane Victorino is the Boston Red Sox Right Fielder
February 20th, 2015 at 4:37 PM
One of the more difficult issues that manager John Farrell will need to deal with this season is how to find enough playing time for everyone in the Boston Red Sox crowded outfield. It's a good problem to have - one many teams would be envious to be troubled with....

Boston Red Sox Begin Extension Talks with Manager John Farrell
February 19th, 2015 at 11:50 AM
The Boston Red Sox were busy this offseason, making trades and using free agency to strengthen their lineup and revamp their pitching staff. As spring training approaches, the team's attention now turns to the contract status of manager John Farrell. ***PHOTO1*** Farrell is entering the final guaranteed year of the three-year deal...

Hanley Ramirez Begins His Transition to Left Field
February 13th, 2015 at 12:33 PM
When Hanley Ramirez signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this winter he returned to a familiar franchise that once drafted him and gave him his first taste of the big leagues. He moved back to the American League after spending the last nine years playing in the senior circuit....

What If Bill Belichick Ran the Boston Red Sox?
January 31st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
Super Bowl weekend is upon us, with the New England Patriots set to take on the defending champion Seattle Seahawks on the game's biggest stage. The Patriots are seeking their fourth championship in franchise history, all of which have come under the leadership of one man - Bill Belichick. ***PHOTO1*** Winning championships...

Rob Manfred Wants to Eliminate Defensive Shifts
January 26th, 2015 at 7:31 PM
Baseball has evolved over the years through various periods that have seen offensive production rise and fall. We've had the deadball era all the way through to the steroid era, with several peaks and valleys in between. As Major League Baseball has worked hard to try to clean up the...

Should Dustin Pedroia Be the Boston Red Sox Captain?
January 24th, 2015 at 12:58 PM
The Boston Red Sox roster has seen an infusion of youth since the start of last season, but there are still several respected veterans that remain with the team. Among them is Dustin Pedroia, who exemplifies all the qualities of a leader in the clubhouse with his passion and work...

Chili Davis Says Crowded Boston Red Sox Outfield ‘Going to Be a Fight’
January 16th, 2015 at 1:04 PM
New hitting coach Chili Davis knows he has his work cut out for him in helping this Boston Red Sox lineup bounce back from one of the worst offensive seasons in recent franchise history. With a revamped roster that is now overcrowded with worthy options, it's going to be a...

Boston Red Sox Open to Giving Manager John Farrell an Extension
November 11th, 2014 at 6:40 PM
Many managers that are coming off of a disappointing season that fell far short of expectations would be on the hot seat, with reason to be concerned about their future employment. That does not appear to be the case for John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox. ***PHOTO1*** WEEI's Rob Bradford reports...

Boston Red Sox Hire Chili Davis to Be Their New Hitting Coach
October 20th, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Improving an offense that dropped from being the best in the majors all the way down to 18th will be a priority for the Boston Red Sox this off-season, and they'll be bringing in a new hitting coach to help them do it. Sources have revealed to several media outlets...

John Farrell Voted 2013 AL Manager of the Year
October 22nd, 2013 at 2:14 PM
By a vote of his peers, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has won the Sporting News 2013 American League Manager of the Year. With 10 AL managers submitting ballots, Farrell was selected first on five. Old friend Terry Francona finished second, drawing three votes for taking the Cleveland Indians to...

Bobby Valentine’s Time Running Out with the Boston Red Sox
September 2nd, 2012 at 2:37 PM
  After the Boston Red Sox 7-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night, the Red Sox has now lost five straight (10 of last 13).  As the team continues to hit new lows in the season, it is becoming clearer that Bobby Valentine’s time as manager is running out.  Alex...

Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Notches 1,000th Victory
July 24th, 2011 at 2:09 AM
Despite a sluggish start to his managerial career with some woeful Philadelphia Phillies teams, Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona has reached the 1,000 win plateau - only the 57th person to do so in the history of baseball. ***PHOTO1*** Francona, when asked about the significance of his 1,000 victory, was typically low-key. "I...