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)