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McAdam and Carrabis: How much longer does John Farrell have?

McAdam and Carrabis: How much longer does John Farrell have?

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 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.”

What do you think? Watch the video above and then comment below with your thoughts.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.