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  1. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, manager John Farrell met with Josh Hamilton at the Winter Meetings

    Dec 5, 2012, 7:53 PM EST

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    Rob Bradford of WEEI.com has the scoop: According to multiple baseball sources, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell met with free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton at the winter meetings Wednesday. Bradford probably has that timeline wrong, as Hamilton tweeted a picture from the Nashville airport on Tuesday night with accompanying text…

  2. John Farrell reportedly prefers Rick Peterson for the Red Sox pitching coach gig

    Nov 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

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    The Red Sox have not picked a pitching coach yet, but Gordon Edes reports that there is a favorite: The Red Sox are expected to make a decision on their new pitching coach by Tuesday, and new manager John Farrell is “all in” on longtime pitching coach Rick Peterson as his choice, according to a…

  3. Brian Butterfield becomes latest Blue Jays coach to join John Farrell’s staff in Boston

    Oct 30, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    John Farrell has brought another member of his Toronto coaching staff with him to Boston, as the Red Sox announced that Brian Butterfield will be their new third base coach. Butterfield had been with the Blue Jays since 2002, sticking around through four different managers. He spent the past three seasons as third base coach…

  4. Red Sox add Torey Lovullo to John Farrell’s staff as bench coach

    Oct 26, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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    As expected the Red Sox have named a new bench coach in Torey Lovullo, who comes with new manager John Farrell from Toronto. Lovullo was the Blue Jays’ first base coach on Farrell’s staff, but replaces Tim Bogar as the bench coach in Boston. Bogar, who yesterday spoke out against Bobby Valentine’s comments regarding the…

  5. Torey Lovullo will be John Farrell’s bench coach in Boston

    Oct 23, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day

    John Farrell will be taking Torey Lovullo with him from Toronto to Boston, as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Lovullo will join the Red Sox’s staff as Farrell’s bench coach. Lovullo was the first base coach on Farrell’s coaching staff in Toronto for the past two seasons and before that had a stint as…

  6. Red Sox getting righty David Carpenter from Blue Jays to complete John Farrell swap

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:08 PM EST

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    All the pieces of the puzzle that’ll make John Farrell the next manager of the Red Sox are now in place. Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports that Boston will receive right-handed reliever David Carpenter along with their new skipper in exchange for middle infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has already signed a three-year contract with the Sox…

  7. Red Sox banking on John Farrell becoming a better manager in Boston

    Oct 21, 2012, 2:52 AM EST

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    There’s simply no way the Red Sox could have looked at John Farrell’s work in Toronto and came away with the idea that he was a great manager. The Blue Jays were a horrible baserunning team, they had Omar Vizquel questioning their clubhouse leadership and their win total decreased in both of his years at…

  8. Red Sox hire manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays, send Mike Aviles to Toronto

    Oct 20, 2012, 11:28 PM EST

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    From Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that the Red Sox have hired current Blue Jays skipper John Farrell to be their next manager. Farrell has already worked out a contract with Boston that will run through 2015. Compensation for Toronto will be announced in the next couple days. The Red Sox interviewed…

  9. The Red Sox have asked permission to speak with John Farrell directly

    Oct 20, 2012, 12:28 PM EST

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    We heard last night that the Red Sox were “making progress” in negotiations to acquire John Farrell from the Blue Jays to be their new manager. Barring something unexpected, it looks like a deal will get done. According to the Associated Press, the Red Sox have asked permission from the Blue Jays to speak to…

  10. Red Sox and Blue Jays making progress in compensation talks regarding John Farrell

    Oct 19, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

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    We heard earlier this week that the Blue Jays were in negotiations to send manager John Farrell to the Red Sox and it appears the situation is getting close to a resolution. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that the clubs are “making progress” in compensation talks. Assuming an agreement is eventually worked out, Farrell will…

  11. Red Sox, Blue Jays talking compensation for John Farrell

    Oct 18, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

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    Last week John Farrell’s non-denial denial when asked about reports that the Red Sox are interested in him as their next manager kept the speculation swirling and according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com Boston and Toronto “have begun preliminary discussions about potential compensation.” In the meantime the Red Sox are continuing to interview other candidates,…

  12. John Farrell on Red Sox’s reported interest: “I’m the manager of the Blue Jays”

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:48 PM EST

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    During an MLB Network Radio interview today Blue Jays manager John Farrell was asked about reports that the Red Sox are interested in hiring him away from Toronto to replace Bobby Valentine as their manager. Here’s his reply, via Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe: I am the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s…

  13. If the Red Sox want John Farrell, the Blue Jays won’t stand in the way

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:23 AM EST

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    Matthew outlined a pretty good case against the Red Sox hiring former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell to be their next skipper.  But if they don’t heed Matthew’s advice, it seems like they’re going to have access to him: The #Bluejays are not expected to stand in the way of the…

  14. Red Sox can do better than John Farrell for next manager

    Oct 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EST

    John Farrell; Marvin Hudson

    With Bobby Valentine officially gone after months of being left dangling on the hook, the focus in Boston has immediately shifted to Blue Jays manager John Farrell. And I’m left to wonder why. Now, Farrell had a sterling reputation in five years as Boston’s pitching coach. But managing a team is a different animal. And…

  15. John Farrell: Adam Lind was out of shape

    Jun 11, 2012, 5:31 PM EST

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    Uh-oh, someone was not in the Best Shape of His Life when he was demoted to Las Vegas. That someone was the Blue Jays Adam Lind Farrell implies Lind wasn’t in shape when sent down, affected range and bat speed, but also said he did his core strengthening religiously. — Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) June 11,…

  16. The Blue Jays wanted Clay Buchholz for John Farrell

    Nov 25, 2011, 11:20 AM EST

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    We learned the other day that the Red Sox tried to talk the Blue Jays into letting them interview John Farrell for their open manager’s job.  The Blue Jays, however, have a policy of not giving permission for their people to interview for lateral moves, so that didn’t go anywhere. But the Jays weren’t totally closed…

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

    Nov 22, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

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    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 FOXSports.com even after that policy switch the Red Sox tried to talk the Blue Jays into changing their mind about Farrell, who…

  18. Blue Jays change policy, would block John Farrell from interviewing with Red Sox

    Oct 25, 2011, 2:14 PM EST

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    There’s been some speculation that the Red Sox may be interested in hiring former pitching coach and current Blue Jays manager John Farrell to replace Terry Francona. Because of that the Blue Jays have changed their policy about granting teams permission to speak to their employees and team president Paul Beeston released this statement: Due…

  19. Blue Jays manager John Farrell leaves team for son’s surgery

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:47 AM EST

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    Blue Jays manager John Farrell will miss today’s game against the White Sox after leaving the team and traveling to Boston for his son’s surgery. According to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star the manager’s 20-year-old son, Luke Farrell, will “undergo a major scheduled operation” the details of which aren’t being made public. Farrell is…

  20. John Farrell is still out with pneumonia

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

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    Sticking with the Blue Jays medical beat, manager John Farrell — who left Thursday night’s game with what turned out to be pneumonia — is still off the job due to his illness. And will be for a while yet. Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star tweeted a bit ago that Farrell showed up at…

  21. John Farrell to miss tonight’s game after all

    Aug 26, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

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    This morning’s report about Blue Jays manager John Farrell having pneumonia also had him rejoining the team today. Which seemed a bit nuts given that, you know, pneumonia is rather serious. Apparently cooler heads have prevailed, however, as Farrell is now reported to be missing tonight’s game against the Rays. Presumably bench coach Don Wakamatsu will fill in…

  22. Blue Jays manager John Farrell has pneumonia

    Aug 26, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

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    Blue Jays manager John Farrell left last night’s game against the Royals with chest pains and discomfort. The good news is that he didn’t have a heart attack or anything. The bad news:  pneumonia: He was later diagnosed with pneumonia. Farrell has been released from hospital and is expected to return to the team Friday.…

  23. John Farrell had his jaw knocked out of place by Jon Rauch

    Jul 5, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

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    Remember that ugly bit of ugliness involving  Jon Rauch over the weekend? In which his manager, John Farrell, had to come out and hold him back from killing home plate umpire  Alfonso Marquez, ripping Rauch’s jersey off in the process?  Yeah, well, Farrell got the worst of it: When asked Monday how he didn’t pull…

  24. New manager John Farrell tells Blue Jays to stay off Twitter

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:01 PM EST

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    John Farrell isn’t banning anyone from using Twitter for now, but the Blue Jays’ new manager said yesterday that he’ll “advise” players to avoid social networking because “they set themselves up for another distraction.” Farrell explained to John Lott of the National Post that the Blue Jays informed all players about the “pitfalls” of social…

  25. Secret’s out: Blue Jays sign John Farrell to three-year contract

    Oct 26, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

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    In announcing John Farrell as their new manager yesterday the Blue Jays refused to disclose the length of his contract, which as I noted at the time is both odd and pointless because eventually someone with the team will tell someone with the media and then the attempt at secrecy will seem even weirder. Turns…

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