When John Farrell was acquired by the Red Sox it was a breath of fresh air. He stepped into the mess left by his predecessor Bobby Valentine. In his one and only season as Boston's skipper, Valentine led the Red Sox to a record of 69-93—their worst finish in over 45 years.
During his introductory press conference, Farrell assured the organization, media and fans that he would help the franchise restore its long-lost glory.
About one week into spring training 2013 it has already become apparent he means business.
Let's take a look at why John Farrell was exactly what the Boston Red Sox needed.