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In John Farrell, Red Sox finally found their man

FORT MYERS, Fla. — John Farrell had two distinct advantages working in his favor when he was named manager of the Red Sox in October: Who he was and, maybe just as importantly, who he was not.

As the Red Sox set out to remake their team following the historic mess that was the 2012 season, finding a manager who could help bind a fractured organization was critical.

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