POLL: Your thoughts on Farrell’s hiring?

Farrell's the man. So tell us how you feel about his hiring.

Well, that was fast. The Red Sox have tabbed John Farrell as the new skipper. It appears as many Sox fans would have preferred Brad Ausmus, as a poll to Fire Brand readers showed. This poll was only up Friday through the weekend, but Ausmus had a convincing lead and also was a popular choice in the previous poll that named all possible candidates. But Farrell’s the man. So tell us how you feel about his hiring:

  • Great! Fantastic choice to lead the team.
  • Good candidate, just not sure it was an inspired choice.
  • Have to wait and see — not sold on him.
  • Sox took the easy way out instead of finding the next great manager.

And the results of the previous poll:

Out of the remaining candidates, who do you want as Sox skipper?

  • Brad Ausmus (52%, 33 Votes)
  • John Farrell (20%, 13 Votes)
  • Tony Pena (16%, 10 Votes)
  • DeMarlo Hale (8%, 5 Votes)
  • Tim Wallach (4%, 3 Votes)

Categories: John Farrell Poll

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  1. Gerry October 27, 2012 at 4:09 AM #

    It comes down to this. Farrell is best qualified to turn this Sox team into a contender. The owners, FO, players, coaches, clubhouse staff, media, even my wife, Tito and Bogar (who should work in the FO for awhile), all like him for the job. He has no question marks. None,
    really. He brings Lovullo, maybe Peterson, will probably retain the valuable Tuck and Ochoa, is already working with Lester and
    Buchholz and Doubront and is hoping to develop Acevas. He has hit the ground running and has already changed the culture of media, fans, FO, blogoshpere, and is working on the clubhouse. I don't think any of these excellent candidates, including Ausmus and Bogar, could have brought things back from negative so quickly and competently. So far so very, very good.