Henry, Lucchino, and Cherington ask Boston fans, ‘Who’s Sorry Now?’
Well Boston, it looks like Red Sox owner John Henry, President Larry Lucchino, and General Manager Ben Cherington, did have a game plan when they decided to make their highly criticized move – dumping heavy salaried players, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez.
They also seemed to have made the right choice in bringing back pitching coach John Farrell (2007-2010), as manager of the team.
Farrell has brought order and respect back to the team and to the clubhouse. No one will be pointing a finger in his face, eating chicken or playing cards during the game, or not handing him the ball when they come off the mound. Farrell is a no nonsense guy, who has been able to strengthen and re-energize Boston’s five core veteran players – Captain Dustin Pedroia, David (Big Papi) Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, and pitchers Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester.
It is only 25 games into the season, but with the Red Sox in first place in the American League East, with a 18/7 win-loss record, and the best overall record in baseball right now, it’s easy to see they are headed in the right direction.
Farrell is giving prominent focus to his young core players, many still in the minors, to build a strong and winning future for the Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks is a young third baseman with a great glove and lots of power. Daniel Nava is hitting steady and is confident defensively in both left and right field. Lefty pitcher Felix Dubront is coming under John Farrell’s guidance at just the right time to spark his fast ball.
Jose Iglesias, Ryan Lavarnway and Jackie Bradley are still in the minors. In my opinion, Iglesias has the potential to be the next great defensive short stop in baseball, while catcher Lavarnway and outfielder Bradley are great prospects.
How da ya like the Red Sox now?
Posted on April 30, 2013, in 2017, MLB, Red Sox and tagged Ben Cherington, Boston, boston red sox, clay buchholz, Daniel Nava, jacoby ellsbury, John Farrell, Larry Lucchino. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.