John Farrell to Replace the “Barry Melrose” of baseball (Bobby Valentine)

By on October 22, 2012

John Farrell (Rocket Sports & Entertainment file photo by Eddie Michels)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why would the Blue Jays want John Farrell back in Boston?  The Jays finally reached a point where they were competing with the Red Sox.  Not necessarily because the Jays were good but the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network deemed the “Barry Melrose” of baseball (Bobby Valentine) Red Sox were awful.  We really enjoy watching the battle for the AL cellar unfold this season.

I mean what did the Sox see on Valentine’s resume to make them think this year’s turn out would be any different?
Here’s how the deal went down:
The Jays have traded RHP David Carpenter to Boston Red Sox for IF Mike Aviles Farrell was released  from his contract which was agreed upon by both clubs, and was contingent upon the Red Sox reaching an agreement with Farrell for their managerial position.
Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox last season, batting .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI. The 5-10, 204 lb. right-handed hitter was originally drafted in the 7th round by the Kansas City Royals in 2003 and just completed his 5th Major League season. In 475 games with the Royals and Red Sox, Aviles has posted a .277 average with 39 home runs and 190 RBI.
Carpenter, 27, was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Houston Astros in July and appeared in three games out of the bullpen. The Morgantown, West Virginia native posted 0-2 record with an 8.07 ERA in 33 games with Houston and Toronto in 2012.
Farrell , 50, completed his second season as Toronto’s manager, posting a 73-89 record in 2012 and a 4thplace finish. The Monmouth, New Jersey native now owns a 154-170 record in his two seasons as a manager.
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