By: Kenny Doyle
The Red Sox announced today that manager John Farrell has been fired. Farrell has been the Red Sox manager since 2013 and won a World Series championship and 3 division titles in his 5 years with the club. The Red Sox will be moving on to their third manager since firing Terry Francona in 2011.
Despite being one of the most successful Red Sox managers in team history, Farrell was not well liked in Boston. He's 1 of only 2 Red Sox managers to win a World Series in the last 99 years. Farrell was criticized for his in game managing as well as his strange and awkward press conferences. Fans and media were constantly calling for his job and the "#FireFarrell" campaign was strong once again after the Red Sox got bounced in the ALDS for the 2nd straight year.
The search for a new manager will start right away and names like Alex Cora and Brad Ausmus are rumored to be some of the early front-runners for the job. John Farrell finishes with a record of 432-378 as the Red Sox manager.