November 2, 2007

Farrell Staying With Sox

Gordon Edes has a statement from pitching coach John Farrell:
While I do have aspirations to manage in the major leagues in the future, my commitment to John, Tom, Larry, Theo, Tito, and the Red Sox, needs to be greater than one year for their faith in hiring me as their pitching coach. Therefore I have declined the opportunity to interview for the position of Pittsburgh Pirates manager. I look forward to contributing to and competing for another World Series title here in Boston.
I have been continually impressed with Farrell this season. This is excellent news.

14 comments:

evirtualpie said...

keep it up dude.

Soxy Lady said...

That's awesome! It also backs up my theory that they are grooming Tek for the position when his contract is up.

s1c said...

Good news, I am sure the pitchers are very, very happy!

BTW - The big lug has published the letter that the organization sent him prior to the Turkey day meeting. A good read.

9casey said...

Soxy Lady said...
That's awesome! It also backs up my theory that they are grooming Tek for the position when his contract is up.

That is the first I ever heard of that?
has a catcher ever been a pitching coach?????
when his contract is up , i think he will still be able to play..

tim said...

Sweet. Farrell is a class act.

9casey said...

Check out the letter Curt put on his website, Theo and Larry , wrote Thanksgiving 2003,

Curt wants to come back here so bad........

ish said...

If I gave myself one more year in baseball before I retire, I'd want to return to the team I won two World Series on, also. Plus, the Red Sox are going to have a very exciting team next year.

MattySox said...

The way I read the Farrell statement is this: "Pittsburgh? You have got to be f-ing kidding me!!!"

Amy said...

Just saw that the Sox picked up the options on Wakefield and Tavarez. Any surprise there? I wasn't sure Wake would pitch again at all, but glad to see he is presumably ok.

Larry said...

That's great news! I hope Lowell stays and maybe even Schilling.

Zenslinger said...

There's certainly some surprise as far as Julian's concerned, at least on my part. But perhaps it's because he's flexible, not only on our potential staff, but also on the trade market. He's proven he can be a league-average starter; that will be attractive to someone.

Devine said...

Yay, Farrell! What a year he had, huh?

Patrick said...

That makes me so happy. I haven't heard anything but good about this guy since he came. Shill said he was the best pitching coach. I remember an article about Oki, how Farell taught him a new pitch that helped him be successful this year.

I figured they would pick up Wake, the guy rocks. People put doubt into my mind about Taverez, whom I figured was a no brainer too. I'm psyched the Sox are brining him back. I bet he could do will in the bullpen all year.

Some Guy said...

Farrell this year, and Magaden, reminded me of the staff that Bill Belichick had around him when the Patriots first caught fire. And I mean that as the highest praise.