It’s the end of the road for John Farrell. The Boston Red Sox announced on Wednesday that Farrell would not be returning as the team’s manager for the 2018 season.
Farrell has spent five seasons at Boston as the manager. He won the World Series in 2013, his first year with the club by the way. And Farrell’s overall record with the Red Sox is pretty darn impressive. 432-378, and the team also won the AL East title in 2013, 2016 and 2017.
It’s been a tough end to this years hard fought season. Boston lost to the Houston Astros in the ALDS, the second consecutive season the team was eliminated in the Division Series.
Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski told the press on Wednesday: “After some thought processes, you weigh a lot of different things that become involved and to me, I thought it was the appropriate time to make a change for the betterment of the organization.”
Adding: “You watch day in, day out, over a season and you come up with a decision based upon that. For me, I think at this point, sometimes change can be better.”
Dombrowski said that he already has a “list” of candidates in mind.
In the two seasons the Red Sox didn’t make the playoffs under Farrell – 2014 and 2015 – they finished in last place in the AL East.