Jul 2, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) talks with the media during batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Prediction: John Farrell is not fired.
Red Sox management has stated either publicly or via minions in the media that Farrell will remain manager. Based on history that is usually a signal to sub lease or put your home on the market as you will be movin’ on out. Not this time.
As difficult as it is to believe prima facie on management it does have some substance. Farrell has kept the team together despite his and his players self-induced blunders. Someone has to take the fall even if historically it changes little. Not during this season.
Reports are the clubhouse is in “turmoil,” but very little – if any – information of substance has surfaced to substantiate this. With 25 players and a long schedule there will certainly be issues to surface on any team and especially on one noted for underachieving. Expect management to stay the course until the end of the season.