It has just been announced that John Farrell will return to his duties as Red Sox manager in 2016, providing he has a clear bill of health after his last round of chemotherapy. After his last round of chemo, Farrell will undergo a scan to determine whether or not the cancer has indeed left him.
Farrell left the Sox back in August after he addressed that he has stage 1 lymphoma and gave way to bench coach, Torey Lovullo, who has led the young Red Sox to a 28-16 record since.
Now while it is apparent that the players felt lost and gave up under Farrell, we owe it to him to give him one last chance. He had success with the team as a pitching coach and a manager and we cannot give him too much of the blame.
While Lovullo seems to have right the ship, he's not dealing with the same egos that Farrell had to (Hanley Ramirez). Lovullo has a bunch of young grinders that love the game of baseball playing for him.
It's great to see that Farrell is getting better sooner rather than later and I'm looking forward to seeing him back at the helm next season.
By Jordan Leandre