Re: John Farrell to Boston?
posted at 10/1/2012 2:30 PM EDT
In response to maxbialystock's comment:
In response to J-BAY's comment:
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
Farrell has a history with the Red Sox. I would like to see someone with fresh ideas and, hopefully, a history of success as a manager. Not only does Farrell not possess these qualities but he would cost us something. Lets look elsewhere. And remember: firing Valentine is not a done deal until it happens.
I think thats what their hope was with Valentine, pumpsie. I wonder after the debacle that was BV, if they think the devil you know is better than the one you dont. They can't afford another disaster like this season turned out to be. The market and fanbase wont withstand it.
Interesting. This season's debacle, in your very own words, had absolutely nothing to do with injuries or performances. A different manager would have kept the Sox above .500 and maybe even kept them in the playoff hunt.
Needless to say, I strongly disagree. Bobby had and has faults, but he wasn't fired during the season because the FO and the owner recognize injuries and player performances played the dominant role in the debacle.
So, please, name that manager who you think will turn this team around even if in 2013 Ortiz gets hurt and plays just 90 games, Middlebrooks 75 games, Loney/Gomez play 1B (won't matter if either is injured), Ellsbury can't play over half the games, Ross misses 40 games, Pedroia misses 30-40 games, and the rotation has a combined ERA of around 5.00. Please name that miracle worker.
I am by no means an advocate for bringing Bobby V back. I just think it's silly to blame everything on the manager.
max, the debacle that was BV, meaning the off field stuff, which I think clearly had a negative effect, not to mention some of his in game tactical decisions. I agree, the injuries and player performance, or lack of, were the main issues. The second half of the season has been nothing short of an embarrassment. BV has added to it, IMO.