After winning the World Series in 2013, the 2014 season has been a rough one for the Boston Red Sox.
Trenni Kusnierek got a chance to sit down with John Farrell prior to Tuesday's game against the Angels and ask how he would describe the season from a manager's perspective.
"It's still incomplete, there's no question about that," said Farrell. "We've had a number of roster changes that includes trades at the deadline that we're getting familiar with the players brought in… and still the transition of young players continues."
Farrell acknowledged the ups and downs of the 2014 season.
"Every year is going to present a certain set of challenges. You never know what they're going to be coming out of Spring Training." discussed Farrell. "You hope you've got all your bases covered to take on the challenges thrown at you. But when I think when we find ourselves in situations like we are now, it is an opportunity to teach, it's an opportunity to grow with individuals."
With so many young players on the roster, Farrell has to balance expectations for them.
"The patience is probably the biggest thing," said Farrell. "To remove yourself from what you hope takes place and know that there might be some growing pains that come along with it."