John Farrell To Manage Red Sox In 2013

As per the AP:

The Red Sox are preparing to announce that John Farrell will be their new manager, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the deal to bring the former Boston pitching coach back one year after the ballclub first tried to give him the top job.

The announcement was delayed by the unusual logistics of hiring a manager under contract with another team, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the final procedural steps had not been cleared. But the three-year deal to replace Bobby Valentine could be announced as soon as Sunday, the official said.

The announcement was delayed by the unusual So what are the Blue Jays receiving in compensation and who will be replacing John Farrell as our manager next season?

Word on the street the Blue Jays will announce Sandy Alomar Jr as the teams next manager and utility infielder Mike Aviles will be the compensation piece.  A lot of fans are disappointed at the return of “only” Mike Aviles but I ask you what is the realistic price for a manager who didn’t lead the Blue Jays to even one remotely competitive season?

Shame on you if you thought the Blue Jays were about to receive a game changing pitcher like Daniel Bard or Clay Buchholz for a lame duck manager.  Not saying John Farrell is a horrible manager but let’s be honest he is unproven at best and clearly a guy the Jays weren’t sold on as their commander in chief. 

Farrell is not only unproven but had only one year left on his deal with the Jays and certainly not some hot commodity that would land a hot prospect or a potential top of the rotation arm.  The Miami Marlins had to give up only two third rate prospects to land a World Series winning, big name proven manager in Ozzie Guillen.

I applaud Alex Anthopolous for not letting this drag on and moving the franchise in a new direction with a fresh face at the helm. 

What are your thoughts?


8 Responses to “John Farrell To Manage Red Sox In 2013”

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  2. 2 @ALEastbound October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I missed it but did anyone hear what AA had to say about it on PTS?

  3. 3 budyzer13 October 23, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I think the optics of Farrell leaving for his “dream job” are terrible and that’s what baseball fans in this country are upset about. After an abysmal season of injuries and failure the cherry on top is the Red Sox taking your manager for a utility guy. That without a doubt will be the starting second basemen cause he comes cheap! I’m sure all will be forgotten when the roster gets filled out and people realize that yet again AA has not gotten the money he needs to fill out the rotation with TRUE MLB SP’s ! Prepare for the spin and more “we love this guys upside” and the fact that he is “controllable” like your average fan gives a shit about that. They just want to root for a winner. The whole Farrell thing will be a blip come free agent shopping time and may very well be a non issue if the jays make a splash. But look out if its more of the same rehashed bench players and soft tossing lefties the fan base will not be pleased. And then this might get coughed up again like a ugly hair ball.

  4. 4 Wes Kepstrow October 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I guess I don’t see the big deal about Farrell. Certainly circumstances weren’t ideal in TOR, but he hardly showed a whole lot of promise as a manager…

  5. 6 budyzer13 October 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

    You miss the point here of why the sux should pay highly for Farrell. It’s not because he is a winning manager! in part its supply and demand , the Red Sox want him so badly that they are once again hounding the jays for him and flooding the media with leaks about it. (Which by the way shows what kinda gong show that front office really is !) That drives up the price. And two the jays aren’t just trading their manager to the Red Sox the are trading first hand insider information on our whole team directly to our biggest division rival ! How many wins is that worth ? Atleast a couple I would imagine. And for what Aviles the bum! If they made them take Adam Lind too that makes it a little more paletable but I would have taken a prospect over Aviles and his lets say Weird batting stance …

    • 7 @ALEastbound October 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      I agree that the Red Sox should’ve paid a bit higher premium, but what is the question? At least Aviles can play a better all-around utility man than McCoy and thankfully Omar Vizquel has taken his last at-bat for the Jays.

      • 8 budyzer13 October 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

        The whole ordeal has been one big disgusting display by Red Sox ownership and management. They have leaked blatant lies to the media to undermine the jays position as they were negotiating from a obvious advantage , they had the only manager the sox really wanted. Although I’m sure once Farrell let them know he wanted to leave and take the job that advantage was all but gone hence Mike Aviles and not Pedro ciriaco. Why didn’t the jays and AA file tampering charges with the league ?

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