The spectacular ways that Bobby Valentine crashed and burned during just one season as manager of the Boston Red Sox should give pause to his successor. Fortunately, new skipper John Farrell is no stranger to Boston and has a better idea than most about what he is in for.
A primary contributor to Valentine’s demise was his inability to control and gain the respect of the Boston clubhouse, as detailed by B/R’s Joshua Moeschel.
Farrell will need to establish himself quickly and prove to the players that he is no Valentine. There are a number of things he can do to gain the trust of the players, and if he can do that the team will have a chance to be successful in 2013.
Click through to see what Farrell can do to win over the Boston Red Sox players.