Sox manager Farrell on Red Sox, World Series
BOSTON (WHDH) -- John Farrell had two unsuccessful years as manager in Toronto.
Now, in his first season with Boston, he is taking the Red Sox to the World Series.
But Farrell said this postseason run is a credit to everyone in the organization.
The Red Sox went from worst to first in just one year.
“I don't know that it's fully sunk it yet but what a culmination. A year ago at this time, this organization was reeling and Ben set out to execute his vision,” said Farrell.
That vision was to win 100 games, win the east, and win the World Series.
The 100th win came during the playoffs, and the sox now have a chance to win their third title in less than 10 years.
Since the start of spring training, GM Ben Cherington said Farrell was the right man for the job.
“Absolutely. John, from the day he got the job, he talked about putting the focus on the game tonight and making sure we were the best prepared team we could possibly be and that showed up during the regular season but it certainly showed up during the playoffs,” said Cherington.
Players say Farrell has always been an honest coach, and never sugarcoats anything.
Farrell, not taking all the credit, says it's his players.
“We've had so many guys contribute up and down our roster and it's not just to the 25 main guys we've had 49 different players come through here and in different ways, everyone's made a contribution, to know that we're moving on, this is a great,” said Farrell.
Farrell was the pitching coach under Terry Francona when the Sox won the 2007 World Series.
Now he is hoping to win another ring, this time as the Sox manager.