great hire for the sox. This guy has a lot of experience managing 75 win teams
Farrell is a great manager, and he'll be perfect in Boston. the Blue Jays had soo many injuries both to their pitching staff and star players (Bautista, Lawrie Morrow) and underwhelming years from supposedly consistent guys, its tough to put the season on him. He's perfect with the media, and is going to a team that not only knows and respects him, but also has solid leaders in the clubhouse (unlike the Jays). i think he's gonna lead a resurgence in Boston and the Jays are gonna regret this transaction. They only got Aviles (i assume) so he can replace Johnson at 2nd or Escobar at SS.
I don't think Valentine realizes that no one cares. Red Sox fans don't, Yankee fans don't, Mets fans don't, etc. I think he made the playoffs twice in his 16 seasons as a coach. Good luck finding a job while bad mouthing your last employer, clown.
However, the aggregate data during the LDS era suggests the growing conventional emphasis on manufacturing runs in October is greatly exaggerated. Since 1995, 35.5% of runs during the regular season have come via the long ball, compared to 39.1% in the postseason.
Additionally, the Yankees were a top ten team in EVERY major offensive statistic last season, so to suggest that they could only score via the home run is ludicrous.
makes me proud to be a Jays fan. now hopefully we get a good veteran manager that can keep track of the young guys and some of the injury bug that got us last year wont be so bad. also would be great to add another mid rotation arm like Marcum or Guthrie