Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have engaged in compensation talks for Blue Jays manager John Farrell.
Farrell, as Cafardo notes, is the guy that the Red Sox are "most comfortable with" to hire as their next manager, but he's under contract with the Jays next season. It remains to be seen what Toronto's demands will be and whether Boston will be willing to give in to them. Orioles third base coach DeMarlo Hale will interview for the job Thursday, and the Sox currently have no one scheduled after that. Dodgers third base coach Tim Wallach, Padres executive Brad Ausmus and Yankees bench coach Tony Pena have already been interviewed
Don't know, but at this point, I'd be disappointed if the job goes to Farrell. I think we've already interviewed some fitting candidates. Right now, my list is looking as follows: 1. Ausmus ; 2. Wallach 3. Farrell/Pena ; 4. Hale
And even if it's gotta be Farrell, we better not give up anything worthwhile with all those candidates standing in the line.
I don't want Farrell anymore, I really like Ausmus and Wallach.
According to a former National League general manager, the Red Sox may also have discussed something other than managing with Ausmus, perhaps even a bench coach position under someone like John Farrell. But it appears that Ausmus would want to manage the Red Sox, not be a coach.****. I have a feeling the Sox are going to pay a King's Ransom for Farrell and may have insulted Ausmus in the process by asking him if he would be interested in being Farrell's bench coach, WHILE he was interview for the manager's position.Ausmus, who declined comment about the interview...
I know that would piss me off and the fact that he declined to comment could be an indicator that he was insulted (I hope I'm not reading into it too much).
Ausmus IMO is the guy that could do the best or the worst. He's very tough - that either works or it fails - and please SPARE me the sermon about the team needing to be tough and getting the worst/lazy pieces of **** out of here - the fact is there are 25 players, and one Manager. Proving a point and losing yet another season or two is not wise - even if it satisfies the Marine Top Kick fantasy some of us have. Not sure he's worth the gamble.
I think Wallach is the best move. When Farrell is not retained by the Jays they can give him some job - like Sr. Special Assistant to the GM, or Pitching Coordinator for all levels or whatever. If Wallch falters, viola, you've got the guy you *think* you want ready to go, he costs you nothing in compensation to a team. Besides, I think he likes that upstairs/back room crap. Maybe he can take over (and get minority owner status) when we are finally rid of that snake, LL if they like him that much. But paying Toronto something valuable to get him is asinine.
Last edited by bagwell368; 10-18-2012 at 08:55 AM.
All I can say is they will be looking for another manager next year again if they pick JF. He has failed in Toronto and will fail here too. Not saying I don't like JF I just don't want us to give a top prospect for a manger who has failed but I guess the FO don't care about that. JF is not the answer. We have plenty of candidates that I'd be happy to have. Wallach, Pena, Ausmus.
Like others are saying why interview 12 hrs and then say sorry we wanted JF all along. I'd be pissed off!
You won't have to give up a top prospect, Jays fans are crazy thinking they'll be getting anyone outside of a top 10 guy.Not saying I don't like JF I just don't want us to give a top prospect for a manger who has failed but I guess the FO don't care about that.
Agreed - personally I think you guys should hire Ausmus, but I truly think Farrell will be the guy...JF is not the answer. We have plenty of candidates that I'd be happy to have. Wallach, Pena, Ausmus.
Agree as well - stop wasting other people's times if you know the guy you want, buck up and get it done. Toronto shouldn't be unreasonable with compensation but getting him for free or some top 40 guy isn't going to happen either.Like others are saying why interview 12 hrs and then say sorry we wanted JF all along. I'd be pissed off!
It'll be an interesting offseason that's for sure.
Had to be done! Go T-Rex
You guys are cryin too much over who's manager. It's all about the guys on the field. Even torree wasn't joe torree until he managed The Yankee talent
But seriously, i think managers' effects on the game are overrated, especially in the AL. I just want a clubhouse that doesnt have a new problem for the media to report every day. There were more off the field headlines than on the field headlines this year. That was sad to see.