It was only a matter a time but the Red Sox finally did it.
According to Pete Abraham, the Sox have finally decided to fire manager John Farrell.
The #RedSox announced today that John Farrell will not return as manager in 2018. A search for a new manager will begin immediately.
— Red Sox (@RedSox) October 11, 2017
This is the greatest news one could possibly hear all day. The Sox have been a complete sideshow since Farrell came over from Toronto. This is probably the worst case of false advertising I’ve ever seen. When Farrell come to Boston, everyone thought they were getting that John Wayne type leader and he’s been a complete joke since. Once Ortiz retired, it was evident he was the only leader this team has. I couldn’t be happier that he’s gone. They did it, they finally did it.
During his time with the Red Sox, Farrell has lead the Sox to a 472-378 record. In his 5 years with the club, he has lead the Sox to the post season 3 times including 1 World Series title. In the last 2 seasons, the Sox have combined for a 1-6 record on both first round exits.
Some options for replacement have already been thrown around are Jason Varitek and Alex Cora.
Here’s a statement from the Red Sox:
The Red Sox have fired John Farrell. pic.twitter.com/vC96rF1Qjk
— Kirk and Callahan (@KirkAndCallahan) October 11, 2017