John Farrell on The Baseball Show


John Farrell on The Baseball Show

New Red Sox manager John Farrell joined Jessica Moran, Sean McAdam, Lou Merloni on The Baseball Show on Thursday to talk about his expectations for the team going forward.

Farrell was a pitching coach in Boston a couple years back before going to Toronto to manage. Now, he's back in Boston for his "dream job".

McAdam asked if it's really sunk in yet.

"It's dawned on me already, Sean, I'm sure there's been a lot of criticism already in some ways," Farrell said. "But I think anytime you look at a Major League opportunity it's probably a dream job for many, many people. And the fact that this is a rare opportunity to do this in Boston, to do it with this organization, with a lot of the existing relationships that we talked about, I'm sure Friday sitting in that room or standing in front of that group that I was a coach of on those teams with them, that will be a moment in time that I think will be a little bit of a high point given all that's transpired over the last couple of years."

The conversation goes on to talk about the pitching staff and much more, so check it out.

Ortiz wins Hank Aaron Award as top hitter in American League


Ortiz wins Hank Aaron Award as top hitter in American League

CLEVELAND -- David Ortiz is heading into retirement with some more hardware.

The Boston Red Sox slugger captured the Hank Aaron Award on Wednesday as the top hitter in the American League this season. Budding Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant was honored as the top hitter in the National League.

The award was presented before Game 2 of the World Series between the Cubs and Cleveland. It was determined through a combination of fan voting and a panel that includes Aaron and other Hall of Fame players.

The 40-year-old Ortiz hit .315 with 38 home runs, 127 RBIs and 48 doubles in the 20th and final season of his major league career. His 541 career home runs rank 17th all-time.

The 24-year-old Bryant hit .292 with 39 home runs and 102 RBIs while helping the Cubs cruise to the NL Central title and eventually a spot in the World Series. Shortly after being honored, Bryant singled in the first inning for his first Series hit.