John Farrell Is Our Marvin Lewis And The Red Sox Aren’t Even Close To Being Competitive With Him As Manager

John Farrell Is Our Marvin Lewis And The Red Sox Aren’t Even Close To Being Competitive With Him As Manager

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The Red Sox are going nowhere quickly, and they’re basically stuck with John Farrell as a manager for years to come. He is officially the Marvin Lewis of MLB. Lewis won a Super Bowl with the Ravens and was basically the architect and mastermind of arguably the greatest defense of all time that won in spite of Trent Dilfer. For that he got a head coaching job in Cincinnati, where he seems to retain perpetual employment so long as he makes the playoffs and loses in spectacular fashion every year.

That’s basically what John Farrell has done. He inherited a team that was a complete abortion under Bobby Valentine and underachieved. Anyone with a pulse would’ve won 20 more games than the previous year. That team was nothing special on paper, but they had Jon Lester and David Ortiz, who are money every single October.

Since then he’s finished in last twice, got swept by the Indians, and they’re about to get swept by the Astros. Neither series was the least bit competitive. These two games so far have sucked. It doesn’t even feel like playoff baseball. Just getting murdered in the first couple of innings.

The fact of the matter is that this team died at the end of the season. Their pitching was a million times better than you could’ve hoped for going into the season. But ultimately they were mismanaged. Their arms are all blown out, especially Chris Sale. Good thing Farrell left him in for that 300th strikeout. That really helped.

Oh, and good thing he’s keeping Xander Boegarts at the top the lineup. Nothing sets the table quite like a leadoff hitter who can’t get on base. Went well with the fact that he kept Rafael Devers out of the lineup and put in Deven Marrero because God forbid you hit a lefty against a lefty. I guess he just ignored the fact that Devers hit .400 against lefties this year, and Marrero his .211 on the year. Because the book says you don’t hit lefties against lefties so that’s what he was going with.

Anyway, fuck this team. They could go and trade for Giancarlo Stanton and it wouldn’t matter if their pitching breaks down every October. These players, especially the pitchers, just aren’t winners, which is shocking when your clubhouse leader is David Price. Fuck it, I’m over it. I can’t stop thinking about the Celtics right now, plus the Patriots are gonna come back, got 12-4 and win the Super Bowl again. They can’t all be winners. And at least prozac Dennis Eckersley has nice things to say now, because you know David Price is watching.


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9 Comment(s)
  • Wabbitt
    October 8, 2017 at 3:11 am

    This team looked decent at times, but they’re fucking gassed at this point. And now they’re getting BTFO by the Astros because they suddenly can’t hit or pitch for shit.

    At least it’ll be over mercifully quickly.

  • FatFingr lou
    October 7, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    At some point, no manager can beat the cards he is dealt. This team’s chemistry has sucked from day 1.

    They won the division thanks to a couple of weeks in Aug and better than most starting pitching.

    Being generous, the front office has not been helpful. They have a team that can’t slug, but is simultaneously uncanny at running out of innings on the base path. I think the intention was some type of Cardinals team that played on turf in the 1980’s, when John Henry was in his 80’s too. He and that strategy died a decade or so, ago.

  • October 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Dusty Baker is much worse. At least Farrell has won a World Series, even though he’s not a very good tactical manager.

  • Alex
    October 7, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Farrell is officially the Marvin Lewis of MLB.

    Nicely put Turtleboy, kudos to you.

  • FatFingr Lou
    October 7, 2017 at 6:43 am

    The Indians game seemed a lot like the 2004 ALCS. Oh yeah, they have the best manager in baseball, too. The guy the walking-dead Sox owner and his minions chased out of town and tried to humiliate after winning 2 WS championships here.

    The best revenge is to live well and succeed. Go Tito!

    • Chief Wahoo
      October 7, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Tito the yankee killer

  • Wwy
    October 7, 2017 at 1:02 am

    No marathon bombing it’s Houston strong now they politicize sports now,we know 2013 we had the golden kike Epstein like the leper Kraft the tuck rule brought the patriot act. Lol Americans in a kike owned country.

    • Wabbitt
      October 8, 2017 at 3:12 am

      Just can’t stop beating that dead horse, huh?

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