Why John Farrell Is Exactly What the Boston Red Sox Needed at Manager

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Why John Farrell Is Exactly What the Boston Red Sox Needed at Manager
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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. 

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