Whether or not you feel the Red Sox should keep John Farrell might depend largely on what you value in a manager. Sean McAdam and Jared Carrabis debated Farrell's future and took divergent views on The Baseball Show.
McAdam believes 17 games is too small of a sample size to overreact to the Red Sox’ slow start. However, if Red Sox can’t “extricate themselves” after about 40 games through the season, then he expects Farrell will be fired.
But Jared Carrabis doesn’t care what Boston's record is after one quarter of the season. Farrell’s managerial choices are the issue.
“John Farrell’s decision-making is not going to magically get better,” said Carrabis. “I mean, you can go down the list just from this season along of how decisions that he’s made where you’re just looking at it like, ‘Do you even know what Baseball-Reference.com is? Do you not know what splits are? Do you not know what matchups to go with here that actually make sense?'"
That might sound harsh, but it's true. Chris Young has struggled against righties throughout his career and yet Farrell has started him twice to get him at-bats.
"I don’t care if they’re even .500 one month from now," Carrabis added. "If he continues to make these decisions, they need to move on from the manager.”
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