Re: Farrell v. Valentine
posted at 2/15/2013 11:24 PM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
I'm very pleased with Farrell as our manager, but he, or anyone else who the Sox might have hired, is not going to single handedly be the savior to this team after 2012.
That said, I think he will do a very good job and I know that he will be a big improvement over Valentine. I feel like he has the trust and respect of his players, which was something that was sorely lacking last season.
From what little I've heard, it's positive. No one here has much of an idea about what Farrell is all about. But he seems to be sticking to BB commentary, and keeping his comments to a minimum. It seems like he is intent on this being all about BB, instead of the circus we saw last year.
from the article:
In new manager John Farrell, the Red Sox are placing a safer bet. Today, as the team went through its first full-squad workout, the difference in style was hard to miss.
When third base coach Brian Butterfield gathered a group of players around him to explain a base-running drill, Farrell stood five feet away listening. In the bullpen, Farrell only occasionally interjected his opinion to a pitcher. He left it to pitching coach Juan Nieves to say the most.
Unlike last season, you had to look around to find the manager, not listen.
I like what i'm hearing about Farrell so far. unlike BV he is allowing his coaches to coach and not contradicting them