By Steve Dellar  |  10-11-2017   News
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Coach John Farell, who had just one season remaining on his contract, was fired by the Boston Red sox an hour ago after another early exit from the playoffs for the team.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Bombrowksi announced that Mr Farell would not be back for the 2018 season.

the Red Sox had been hoping to compete for a place in the World series once again in 2017, but this season has seen a lot of fireworks off rather than on the pitch.

Having won 93 games during the regular season, the offense continued to struggle for large stretches without Mr David Ortiz leaving them to finish dead last in the AL in home runs.

During his tenure as manager, Farell led Boston to a 432-378 record, which included a world Series title in 2013, his first year on the Red Sox Bench.

Back then, Mr Farrell had replaced Bobby Valentine in October of 2012 and his style immediately paid off, bringing the team out of the depths of the American League seeing the Red Sox win 97 games during the 2013 regular season. In the end he claimed the AL East, afterwards a four-game series win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS, and Boston went on to beat the Detroit Tigers in a thrilling six-game ALCS to advance.

In a nail-biting set of games against the Cardinals, Boston won their third World Series title since 2004 and the first at Fenway Park since 1918. The celebrations that followed were legendary to say the least.

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http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/11/red-sox-fire-john-farrell/

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