Posted October 19, 2012

Red Sox, Blue Jays discussing John Farrell compensation: Report


The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays have moved past “preliminary” stages of discussing compensation for manager John Farrell, The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reported on Twitter Thursday night.

Farrell is considered the Red Sox’s top target to replace Bobby Valentine as manager. Farrell spent five years as the Red Sox’s pitching coach before moving on to Toronto, where he has compiled a 154-170 record in two seasons at the helm.

The Red Sox have already met with Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach and Padres special assistant Brad Ausmus. Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale is expected to interview this week.

Valentine was fired Oct. 4, one day after Boston ended the season with a 69-93 record. The 93 losses were the most for the team since 1965.


So lets see- Red Sox had record setting collapse two years ago -  and this year fell apart to- needed a strong leader but players were too weak to play for someone who told them the truth-  so front office looks for a friendly manager to smooth players hurt feelings---  count on red Sox to be out of the playoffs for quite awhile until they can man up to their problems. MLB created one then two wildcards just to sneak SAWX into post season- lets see what they can come up with next!


As I recall, Farrell's Blue Jays won only three more games than one of the worst Red Sox teams ever.  I really don't understand the interest by the Sox and suspect that their announced interest in Farrell is the only reason he wasn't canned by the Blue Jays.  Maybe the Sox picked up the rejected reliever from the Marlins on waivers simply so he could be the appropriate compensation for taking Farrell off the Blue Jays payroll.