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Red Sox say they would have fired John Farrell even if team won World Series

Red Sox say they would have fired John Farrell even if team won World Series
Published On: Wed, Oct 11
Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) reacts as manager John Farrell (53) comes out to the mound during the seventh inning of game six of the MLB baseball World Series St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

John Farrell was fired by the Boston Red Sox days after his team lost 3-1 in the ALDS, and the move was not all that surprising to any who have followed the team. What is slightly more noteworthy, however, is that the Red Sox say even a World Series would not have saved the managers job.

While speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski did not go into detail about why the team has decided to move on from Farrell. But he did refute the notion that an ALCS or World Series appearance would have led to a different result.

That seems incredibly hard to believe. While it could be true that the Red Sox front office wanted Farrell out, no team is more concerned about public opinion than the one on Yawkey Way. How do you fire a manager who just led the team to its second World Series win in his tenure? You dont.

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