I don't get why everyone is excited in the media and seemingly across the board that Farrell is going to be the new manager. Can someone remind me what he has done that is special? He led the Red Sox to an increasingly depressing pitching staff every year he was here and Toronto's staff has been nothing but disapointments as well... Does anyone actually expect the team to be rocketted to the top with this disappointing choice? I mean, I guess we can anticipate 4 more wins like he got with Toronto last year.
Year/ERA/WHIP/Rank by ERA in MLB/Staff
2007/3.87/1.27/2nd/Beckett, Wakefield, Schilling, Matsuzaka, Tavarez/Buchholz/Lester
2008/4.01/1.33/9th/Beckett, Wakefield, Lester, Matsuzaka, Buchholz/Masterson
2009/4.35/1.41/16th/Beckett, Wakefield, Lester, Penny, Buchholz/Smoltz/Masterson
2010/4.20/1.36/22nd/Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, Matsuzaka
*2011/4.32/1.35/24th/Romero, Morrow, Villanueva, Cecil, Reyes
*2012/4.64/1.39/26th/Romero, Morrow, Villanueva, Alvarez, Laffey
*As Toronto's head coach.