As quickly as the rumors started swirling about John Farrell being a potential candidate to become the Red Sox next manager, the Toronto Blue Jays stepped in and put an official end to any speculation.
On Tuesday, the Jays management decided to alter their organization policy on not standing in the way of any employee wishing to seek employment elsewhere.
“Due to the distraction caused by media speculation regarding our employee permission policy, the Toronto Blue Jays have amended their policy and will not grant permission for lateral moves,” courtesy of the Jays president and CEO, Paul Beeston and Senior V.P. of Baseball Operations and General Manager Alex Anthopoulos.
So you can take Farrell’s name off the list of potential managers for the Sox. It appears as though the Jays are standing their ground and don’t want to lose Farrell, who’s just completed his first year as the Jays skipper.
No reunion in Boston for Farrell and Red Sox Nation is unfortunate. This could’ve been the guy to right the ship in the clubhouse.