Over five years, John Farrell emerged as one of the most successful managers in Red Sox history, winning a World Series and becoming the first to win three AL East titles. Yet on Tuesday night, one day after the Red Sox had been dismissed in an AL Division Series for the second straight year (this time by the Astros in four games), they elected to fire Farrell.
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski recommended the firing, and ownership supported the decision. The prevailing theme among team officials was that the organization simply had arrived at a point where it seemed change would be beneficial moving forward.
“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 moving forward,” said Dombrowski, who declined to detail those considerations….