If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Ellsbury in ALCS vs Cleveland : 8 at bats, 2 hits + 3 runs scored.  Go look it up ace. 

    2-8 is not quite knocking the cover off the ball, and he had a .583 OPS for the series.  And the two games that he played in we won 12-2 and 11-2.  I could've played OF in those games and we'd have won.

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

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    Game 2 at Fenway, 6th inning. Papi has just hit what should have been the game-winning homerun. Cards have 9 outs left. You have to protect your lead.

    Here's what you have to do.

    First, Lackey's pitch count in in the nineties. Very short lease. One baserunner and he's out. If one baserunner gets on, bring in Breslow right away. He's a lefty and can hold a baserunner close so he won't try to steal. If two baserunners get on, his being a lefty isn't as much of a foactor in holding a runner close to second.

    Second, know Salty's track record for throwing out baserunners and you have one of the best catchers for throwing baserunners out in David Ross. You have to get him in the game immediately. 

    Here's what happens.

    Farrell leaves Lackey in one batter too long. 2 men on, nobody out. A lot tougher job for reliever.

    Farrell leaves Salty in. He can't even manage a throw to third on a double steal and then he botches Gomes throw, which leads to Breslow's throwing error.

    Have we got a manager here or what?

    Game 3, Farrell sends Salty behind the plate again. Hello? Anybody home? The treadmill is spinning, but the hamster's dead.

    Salty blows in the ninth with a bonehead play, but that's not the real problem. The real problem was the bonehead/moronic/idiotic/duma_s/ decision to have him there in the ninth inning in the first place. Ross should be behind the plate. End of story.

    Don't pinch hit for Drew with runners on 1st and third and no outs and then pinch hit for him with no one on base?

    Let Workman hit and pitch the ninth instead of sending in Uehara to start the inning?

    Don't intentionally walk the batter to load the bases to get the double play to save the game?

    Farrell doesn't have a clue. He's managing like a chicken with its head cut off.

    If the Red Sox win this series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Francoma, Valentine and now this. Just one fry short of a Happy Meal. Man, my past lives must have been pretty horrible to deserve this.

    P.S. To all the Francona worshippers out there, sorry to burst your bubble, but the Sox won the 2007 World Series DESPITE him. He was a great clubhouse guy, but he was horrible with his pitchers, pulling them too soon or leaving them in too long. And while we're on the subject of bonehead moves, remember how good Jacoby Ellsbury was in that postseason? Can't you also remember how Francona refused to play him until the series against Cleveland was nearly lost (and while almost all of New England (and parts of Canada) was tearing its collective hair out and calling for his head?) Or perhaps you choose not to remember.

    There was practically no way he could lose with the loaded roster he had, but he still managed to almost blow it.

     

    What the heck is your problem????  You better check your diapers..... Dam !!!

     






    Yeah, if I leave them on as long as Farrell keeps Salty in the lineup, then I've definitely got a problem. 

    By the way, you'd better check your spelling. You managed to make 2 spelling mistakes in 12 words. Ever heard of school???????



    Ever hear of making an AZZ of yourself by complaining and crying..... I will give you credit though. You can count.... Now try to grow up and make something of yourself.

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Sure, people were screaming at Francona to replace Crisp with Ellsbury.  In 2004 they were also screaming at him to replace Bellhorn.  Francona stuck with him and Bellhorn hits a 3-run homer that decides Game 6, then a game-winning homer in Game 1 of the WS.

    But the armchair managers always know the right moves...

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:

    Sure, people were screaming at Francona to replace Crisp with Ellsbury.  In 2004 they were also screaming at him to replace Bellhorn.  Francona stuck with him and Bellhorn hits a 3-run homer that decides Game 6, then a game-winning homer in Game 1 of the WS.

    But the armchair managers always know the right moves...



    +1000, always plenty of blame to go around

     
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    Game 2 at Fenway, 6th inning. Papi has just hit what should have been the game-winning homerun. Cards have 9 outs left. You have to protect your lead.

    Here's what you have to do.

    First, Lackey's pitch count in in the nineties. Very short lease. One baserunner and he's out. If one baserunner gets on, bring in Breslow right away. He's a lefty and can hold a baserunner close so he won't try to steal. If two baserunners get on, his being a lefty isn't as much of a foactor in holding a runner close to second.

    Second, know Salty's track record for throwing out baserunners and you have one of the best catchers for throwing baserunners out in David Ross. You have to get him in the game immediately. 

    Here's what happens.

    Farrell leaves Lackey in one batter too long. 2 men on, nobody out. A lot tougher job for reliever.

    Farrell leaves Salty in. He can't even manage a throw to third on a double steal and then he botches Gomes throw, which leads to Breslow's throwing error.

    Have we got a manager here or what?

    Game 3, Farrell sends Salty behind the plate again. Hello? Anybody home? The treadmill is spinning, but the hamster's dead.

    Salty blows in the ninth with a bonehead play, but that's not the real problem. The real problem was the bonehead/moronic/idiotic/duma_s/ decision to have him there in the ninth inning in the first place. Ross should be behind the plate. End of story.

    Don't pinch hit for Drew with runners on 1st and third and no outs and then pinch hit for him with no one on base?

    Let Workman hit and pitch the ninth instead of sending in Uehara to start the inning?

    Don't intentionally walk the batter to load the bases to get the double play to save the game?

    Farrell doesn't have a clue. He's managing like a chicken with its head cut off.

    If the Red Sox win this series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Francoma, Valentine and now this. Just one fry short of a Happy Meal. Man, my past lives must have been pretty horrible to deserve this.

    P.S. To all the Francona worshippers out there, sorry to burst your bubble, but the Sox won the 2007 World Series DESPITE him. He was a great clubhouse guy, but he was horrible with his pitchers, pulling them too soon or leaving them in too long. And while we're on the subject of bonehead moves, remember how good Jacoby Ellsbury was in that postseason? Can't you also remember how Francona refused to play him until the series against Cleveland was nearly lost (and while almost all of New England (and parts of Canada) was tearing its collective hair out and calling for his head?) Or perhaps you choose not to remember.

    There was practically no way he could lose with the loaded roster he had, but he still managed to almost blow it.

     

    What the heck is your problem????  You better check your diapers..... Dam !!!

     






    Yeah, if I leave them on as long as Farrell keeps Salty in the lineup, then I've definitely got a problem. 

    By the way, you'd better check your spelling. You managed to make 2 spelling mistakes in 12 words. Ever heard of school???????



    Ever hear of making an AZZ of yourself by complaining and crying..... I will give you credit though. You can count.... Now try to grow up and make something of yourself.



    Congrats! Your spelling's improving. When I ''grow up'' I want to be just like you.

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    You're absolutely right. This season has been an absolute train wreck.

     

     

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to tvfrank's comment:

    In response to mrmojo1120's comment:

    The Sox would have been better off with Bobby Valentine again this year,right?



    As a person and clubhouse manager, Farrell is excellent and much better than Bobby V.

    As a field manager, Farrell may be the worst in the league, and worse than Bobby V.



    BV 15 years ago was mediocre.  BV last year was like a little league coach making his pro debut.  When you don't know who the opposition pitcher is, it means you are putting -0- effort into making out the lineup.

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to den666's comment:

    Game 2 at Fenway, 6th inning. Papi has just hit what should have been the game-winning homerun. Cards have 9 outs left. You have to protect your lead.

    Here's what you have to do.

    First, Lackey's pitch count in in the nineties. Very short lease. One baserunner and he's out. If one baserunner gets on, bring in Breslow right away. He's a lefty and can hold a baserunner close so he won't try to steal. If two baserunners get on, his being a lefty isn't as much of a foactor in holding a runner close to second.

    Second, know Salty's track record for throwing out baserunners and you have one of the best catchers for throwing baserunners out in David Ross. You have to get him in the game immediately. 

    Here's what happens.

    Farrell leaves Lackey in one batter too long. 2 men on, nobody out. A lot tougher job for reliever.

    Farrell leaves Salty in. He can't even manage a throw to third on a double steal and then he botches Gomes throw, which leads to Breslow's throwing error.

    Have we got a manager here or what?

    Game 3, Farrell sends Salty behind the plate again. Hello? Anybody home? The treadmill is spinning, but the hamster's dead.

    Salty blows in the ninth with a bonehead play, but that's not the real problem. The real problem was the bonehead/moronic/idiotic/duma_s/ decision to have him there in the ninth inning in the first place. Ross should be behind the plate. End of story.

    Don't pinch hit for Drew with runners on 1st and third and no outs and then pinch hit for him with no one on base?

    Let Workman hit and pitch the ninth instead of sending in Uehara to start the inning?

    Don't intentionally walk the batter to load the bases to get the double play to save the game?

    Farrell doesn't have a clue. He's managing like a chicken with its head cut off.

    If the Red Sox win this series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Francoma, Valentine and now this. Just one fry short of a Happy Meal. Man, my past lives must have been pretty horrible to deserve this.

    P.S. To all the Francona worshippers out there, sorry to burst your bubble, but the Sox won the 2007 World Series DESPITE him. He was a great clubhouse guy, but he was horrible with his pitchers, pulling them too soon or leaving them in too long. And while we're on the subject of bonehead moves, remember how good Jacoby Ellsbury was in that postseason? Can't you also remember how Francona refused to play him until the series against Cleveland was nearly lost (and while almost all of New England (and parts of Canada) was tearing its collective hair out and calling for his head?) Or perhaps you choose not to remember.

    There was practically no way he could lose with the loaded roster he had, but he still managed to almost blow it.

     

     

     



    Since you have all the answers I assume that you will be the manager next year.  Will you have 666 as your number?

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.


    I say again, the basic premise for the OP is that a good manager simply never loses a game. 

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to den666's comment:

    In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:

    Farrell made some questionable calls in last night's game.  All managers do.  Matheny has made some questionable calls this series, yet his team is up 2-1.

    IMO, the Sox would not even be playing in the WS if not partly for Farrell.

     



    I agree with you 100% that we probably wouldn't be here if not for Farrell. It's just that we don't get to go the World Series very often. So when we do and we lose, we hope it'll be because the opposing team outplayed us, not because a bunch of questionable calls killed us. 



    Some bad calls, no one is perfect.  We wouldn't even be talking about this if the sox played better.  

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to tcal2-'s comment:

    I see bad coaching, hitting, fielding and Dead People.



    Good one!

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Good managers have bad nights..and last night Farrell had a bad night. He's kind of hamstrung on some of his choices though and that's just the reality.

    The bottom line is the Sox defense needs to play better tonight than they did last night and the offense needs to show up. Our offense since the ALCS has been barely eaking it out.

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    Since you clearly know EVERYTHING about managing an MLB team, perhaps you can enlighten us as yo why no MLB manager ever makes a defensively replacement at catcher.  It's an impossibly rare move.  Tell us why...

     
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    Re: If Sox win the World Series it will be DESPITE Farrell.

    In response to tvfrank's comment:

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    Since you clearly know EVERYTHING about managing an MLB team, perhaps you can enlighten us as yo why no MLB manager ever makes a defensively replacement at catcher.  It's an impossibly rare move.  Tell us why...

     



    Because the SOX aren't carrying a 3rd catcher. Happy now? Although NAPS could be used in an emergency.

     



    That answer has no relationship to the question.

    In essence you are saying that the reason 'why no MLB manager ever makes a defensively replacement at catcher' is 'Because the SOX aren't carrying a 3rd catcher'.

     
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