Firings watch.

John Farrell out as GM of the Boston Red Sox.

President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, sitting at a dais without ownership, provided no explanation for the dismissal of the five-year skipper who won a World Series in 2013 and just finished in first place in back-to-back seasons.

Gary Andersen “mutually parted ways” (read: you can’t fire me, I quit) with Oregon State on Monday. Anderson and Oregon State:

…agreed to release each other from the remaining contractual obligations. Andersen was under contract through the 2021 season.

Which is noteworthy, because:

Andersen signed a contract extension in December and had more than $12.4 million remaining on the deal. Oregon State owed him $883,332 for the rest of this season, $2.75 million for 2018, $2.85 million for 2019, $2.95 million for 2020 and $3.05 million for 2021.

2 Responses to “Firings watch.”

  1. Borepatch says:

    They got rid of Terry Francona who made Cleveland into a powerhouse. Farrell’s been OK, but the Sox ownership has not covered themselves in glory for years.

  2. stainles says:

    As you know, Bob, I’m not much of a baseball fan, but I was looking forward to this post-season. The Red Sox, the Indians, the Cubs, and the Astros? I’m partial in one way or another to all those teams, and I was pulling for the Indians to win it all.

    Now I’m peeved. The Sox are out. The Indians are out. The Cubs are struggling against the freakin’ Nationals? The frelling Yankees and Dodgers are going through?

    I’m about ready to give up.

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