John Farrell And Torey Lovullo May Have An Awkward Dynamic
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The narrative holds: the Red Sox finished in last-place for the third time in four seasons after losing their final four games of the year. It's fitting, because though this club impressed down the stretch, this season was a failure. The most expensive Red Sox team in history should've finished a lot better than six games below .500.
With that said, there's a lot to like about the Sox entering the offseason. Dave Dombrowski has the money and trade chips to make a big move. The one glaring hole on the team –– outside of Hanley Ramirez's and Pablo Sandoval's albatross contracts –– is at the top of the rotation. Dombrowski has the ammunition to rectify that.
In addition to previewing the offseason, Alex talks about the decision to bring John Farrell back next year barring health. They're potentially setting themselves up for an odd dynamic, as Torey Lovullo will be back on the bench, and is reportedly barred from taking interviews this winter. It seems as if the Red Sox are committing to Farrell without actually doing it.
In the "Around the League" segment, Alex talks about CC Sabathia's decision to enter rehab one day before the playoffs and previews the postseason.
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