Thursday, April 25, 2013

Farm-O-Cini Alfredo Sent Down To AAA PawSox

Alfredo In Better Times (FenwayNation Photo)
If you want to understand the stylistic managerial differences between Bobby Valentine and John Farrell, you need look no further that the Alfredo Aceves situation. Valentine engendered confusion, confrontation and indecision. Farrell deals in forthrightness, communication and action. The action? Aceves was sent down to AAA Pawtucket right after his abysmal meltdown in Tuesday's 13-0 loss to Oakland. Simple. Clear-cut. Correct. As Farrell said, "The bottom line is just that, the bottom line. You’ve got to perform to continue to get opportunities." Amen. What a difference a year makes!