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Five questions the Red Sox must address

1: Is John Farrell the answer as manager?

Farrell (above) is the third manager in as many years, and the Red Sox desperately need him to click with a team that has shown little sense of purpose since the final month of the 2011 season. Farrell was 154-170 in two years managing the Blue Jays, but Sox executives believe he can turn the franchise in the right direction. He built up a reservoir of credibility as pitching coach from 2007-10 and will need ever ounce of it.

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