MLB Rumors: John Farrell Favorite To Land Reds Managerial Position


Oct 3, 2018

The Cincinnati Reds may very well have found their next manager.

It’s been almost a year since John Farrell was relieved of his duties as manager of the Boston Red Sox, but it sounds as if he will be back on the bench soon enough. Farrell interviewed with Cincinnati in September and according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, it sounds like he made the quite the impression on the Reds’ front office.

The Reds fired Bryan Price in April after his team began the 2018 Major League Baseball season with a 3-15 record. Cincinnati named Jim Riggleman as the interim manager for the remainder of the campaign.

Farrell has been with the Reds organization since March as a scout, but he certainly has plenty of managerial experience between being a pitching coach and manager of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays.

Farrell spent five seasons with the Sox and led them to a World Series title during his first year at the helm in 2013. He delivered back-to-back American League East titles in 2016 and 2017, but had a disappointing postseason run getting eliminated in the American League Division Series both times.

Cincinnati closed out its regular season with a 67-95 record and the club hasn’t had a .500 season since 2013.

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