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John Farrell: Pitching a priority

New Red Sox manager familiar with staff, thinks it has ability to succeed

Updated: October 24, 2012, 12:37 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- There are many areas the Boston Red Sox need to address and fix if they want to return to being a perennial winner in the AL East.

The organization took its first step over the weekend by hiring John Farrell as manager, and he was officially introduced during a news conference Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park. At a time when the resurgence of the Red Sox's pitching staff, specifically the starting rotation, is so important, Farrell's presence back in Boston is crucial. ...

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