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Red Sox tried to talk Blue Jays into letting them interview manager John Farrell

Nov 22, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

John Farrell

Back in the early days of Boston’s never-ending managerial search the Blue Jays changed their team policy to block the Red Sox from potentially interviewing John Farrell.

However, according to Ken Rosenthal of even after that policy switch the Red Sox tried to talk the Blue Jays into changing their mind about Farrell, who served as Boston’s pitching coach prior to becoming Toronto’s manager.

There may have been some compensation offered, but it didn’t work as the Blue Jays stuck by their decision to block all lateral moves and hung onto Farrell, who’s under contract through 2013.

  1. rollinghighwayblues - Nov 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    This just popped into my head the other day. What about Larry Bowa as a candidate? He seems kinda like a fiery-down to business type of manager. Any thoughts?

    • lovesmesomeme - Nov 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      Why hasn’t Dave Martinez gotten any love? I thought he was next great thing.

  2. ras1tafari - Nov 22, 2011 at 2:56 PM

    What a bunch of hacks and mooks this ownership group is. They couldn’t have bumbled this worse if it was on purpose.

    • bozosforall - Nov 22, 2011 at 5:21 PM


  3. Glenn - Nov 22, 2011 at 3:03 PM

    That’s why they will never win a World Series 😉

    • Glenn - Nov 23, 2011 at 1:08 AM

      I guess (by the thumbs down) that you missed that this ownership has won two World Series in the last seven years. Yes, the past few months have been a mess but who else has won more this decade? Easier to hit a digital thumb than think?

  4. bobwsc - Nov 22, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    why couldn’t the Cubs have lusted after Lucchino instead of Theo?

    • bozosforall - Nov 22, 2011 at 5:24 PM

      The new Cubs owners aren’t as stupid as the idiotic (but rich) Red Sox ownership. I doubt that the Cubs would have also been so stupid to run off not only the most successful manager in recent team history AND the most successful GM in recent team history (talking 100 years here) like the moronic and egotistical Boston organization just did.


  5. Brian Donohue - Nov 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    they could go after the guy in the broadcast booth, I’m sure Buck would listen to them at least…

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