Thus, Dombrowski offered Lovullo a nice pay increase. “All from a health standpoint”, Lovullo said in regards to the impetus for asking Ramirez to get smaller.
Dombrowski approached Lovullo about a two-year extension during the final homestand at Fenway Park. “When guys have good instincts and a little idea how to play the game go to the outfield, they’re going to be as good as they want to be”, said Beyeler during a November 2014 interview.
It looked like Mookie Betts would be strutting for sure, but his rut in Cleveland hurt him. “To be honest with you, he’s ready to go right now”.
Lovullo’s decades-long friendship with Farrell has gotten even stronger over the past seven weeks. “I would like for the team to win more games I pitched, but I don’t feel it was drastically different from the way I pitched a year ago”. “The doctors have given that indication”.
Dombrowski said Sunday that he has been told by doctors that Farrell’s full recovery will take an estimated three to six months.
Salazar, who had a bad spring training, made one start for Columbus before joining the Indians. “Every time we go out there, we learn something“.
“I guess the best way I could say it is we’d take five of him and be happy”, Indians manager Terry Francona said. “Torey has done a great job for us“. I think the front office knows that.
Dombrowski also noted, Lovullo is “very committed to John”.
Boston starter Rick Porcello (9-15) came up short in his bid to hit double-digit wins for the seventh straight season.
Lovullo’s decision was puzzling to a few members of the baseball community given the opportunity that he may have sacrificed, but it reflected the fact that sometimes personal career advancement is an ambition and not a value.
“I’m not a shortstop anymore”, Ramirez said. “I heard the information that Dave presented to me”.
“One of the people I solicited advice from is John Farrell”. “I said, ‘I love you”.
This happened. Yes, Shane Victorino got traded to the Angels; yes, Jean Machi got picked up off waivers and yes, Ryan Cook came here from Oakland. It just felt like this was the right thing to do: “to stay here to see it through”. Lovullo will return to being the club’s bench coach. That would mean that Lovullo has guaranteed that he will still be with the organization if there is any reason why Farrell is not healthy and able to manage in 2016.
It’s a primer for any sports or business reporter who wants to understand the motivations of baseball general managers.
His loyalty to Farrell is awesome. He entered this season with a 6.46 ERA 72 big league games. And depending on how far we want to stretch the label of “young” the Indians also have Lonnie Chisenhall, Michael Brantley, and Jason Kipnis who will all be under 28 when 2016 starts.
“Continuing to do it is something that I’d definitely welcome”. Time and again, he has been viewed as a standout candidate, yet there was always an element of doubt about whether his upbeat style would prove as effective in a big league clubhouse as it had been in the minors. We have a really young team right now.