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Jeff Jacobs: Looks Like It's Time For Red Sox To Let Farrell Go

Jeff Jacobs: Looks Like It's Time For Red Sox To Let Farrell Go

Chris Sale was the best pitcher in the American League for most of 2017. Craig Kimbrel has been the best closer in baseball.

Yet after this long, rainy afternoon led to stinging season-ending defeat for the Red Sox, the most important question is not who is best. It is this: If a team is going to acquire Addison Reed at the trade deadline for the purpose of pitching him in the eighth inning of the most vital games, why the hell wouldn't you use him?

The drama was so high, the narrative unraveled in such fascinating ways Monday, it was easy to get caught up in the theater. If anything, this one proved you don't need a 1-0 game to satisfy baseball aficionados. Absorbing...