John Farrell to join The Baseball Show


John Farrell to join The Baseball Show

As Red Sox spring training gets fired up down in Fort Myers, we know you have plenty of questions that need answering: How will the starting rotation rebound from last season? Does David Ortiz still have anything left in the tank? Does Dustin Pedroia really think as sexy as he lets on?

Lucky for us, we'll have manager John Farrell on The Baseball Show tonight at 7 pm and he'll be able to answer all of our most pressing queries.

We'll also have Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam down at camp along with Lou Merloni and Jessica Moran. Plus, Tony Massarotti and Bob Neumeier will be in studio. Bottom line -- we've got you covered on all fronts.

Leave your questions in the comment box below, or tweet them at @CSNNE using the hashtag RedSoxTalk and the best ones will be used on air!

Francona, Epstein receive grand ovations at BBWAA dinner


Francona, Epstein receive grand ovations at BBWAA dinner

BOSTON -- “I didn’t feel that love after I made a pitching change in the sixth inning,” Terry Francona said after a 45-second standing ovation from Boston fans upon receiving the MLB Manager of the Year award from the BBWAA Thursday.

It’s without question the love for Francona runs deep in the city. Why wouldn’t it? He was the leader in breaking the 86-year old curse, and wound up winning another World Series title for Boston three years later.

Actually, he was more of a co-leader, working alongside the same person who won the MLB Executive of the Year honors from the BBWAA for 2016.

Theo Epstein -- who received an ovation 17 seconds shorter than Francona, but who’s counting -- reminisced about the Red Sox ownership group that took a chance on a young kid who wasn’t necessarily the ideal candidate to take over as GM of a team, but now that’s helped him build the Chicago Cubs into a winning franchise and establish a great working environment.

This October marks 13 years since the ’04 championship, 10 years since ’07 and six years since the pair left Boston. Without question they’ve left their mark on the city and forever changed Red Sox baseball.

And while the fans showed their undying gratitude for Francona with an ovation almost as long as his acceptance speech, the Indians manager recognized the favor the current Red Sox brass has done for him.

“I’d like to thank Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox for getting Chris Sale the hell out of the Central Division,” Francona said.