Sep 27, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell (52) looks on against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

Sox, Jays Make If Official: Farrell Boston’s New Manager

The rumor mill on this one can be shut down. The man the Red Sox have long sought to be their manager, John Farrell, is doing just that.

After the sacking of Bobby Valentine, Red Sox Management said they were going to make quick work of their managerial search so they could focus on rebuilding a battered team and shredded public image with their fans. Consider phase one complete.

Whether Farrell is best man for the job is a matter of debate. The fact that Boston has wanted him to be the man in the dugout since Terry Francona’s firing in 2011 is clear.
FOXSports.com reported that infielder Mike Aviles would be headed to Toronto as compensation, while the Blue Jays will also part with first baseman Adam Lind.
Previous to making the decision, The Red Sox had interviewed four other candidates to be their next manager. Dodgers third-base coach Tim Wallach, Yankees bench coach Tony Pena, Padres special assistant to the general manager Brad Ausmus and Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale.
Farrell, 50, compiled a lackluster 154-170 record in two seasons while managing the Blue Jays.
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  • John Fahrer

    Gordon Edes has recently reported that Lind will not heading to Boston. More than likely an unknown minor leaguer’s coming our way but I’d settle for the few extra MPH on Jon Lester’s fastball which has been missing since Farrell left.

  • http://twitter.com/Groom78 Pudge92

    Sox should go after Anibal Sanchez. Good walks are low, strikeouts high, and ERA very good over his career. Plus he’s only 28.

    • John Fahrer

      Never pitched 200 innings in a season though. The club needs a legit staff ace. Thought he’d be nice to have, Sanchez is 2 at best and his career line shows that he’s more like a 3 or 4. Hoping they ask for 3B prospect Mike Olt to go along with Holland in a deal for Ellsbury and they can put a package together with Middlebrooks as the centerpiece and offer it to Seattle for Hernandez.

  • http://twitter.com/Groom78 Pudge92

    Farrell is right man for the job.

    • John Fahrer

      Yes he is.

  • edwin

    Redsox going hard for king Felix ellsbury and Matt Barnes and boggerts and brentz

  • edwin

    Next year redsox to sings Robinson cano. And move pedroia SS. You agreed

  • edwin

    Redsox rank 9 minor legue sistem