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The tenure of John Farrell as manager for the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be over. The manager has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for infielder Mike Aviles. Farrell has reached what has been termed thus far as a multi-year agreement.
It was no secret that the Red Sox have coveted Farrell. He will take over a club which openly clashed with former manager Bobby Valentine.Farrell had a 150-174 record during his two year tenure as manager of the Blue Jays. Boston interviewed a Tim Wallach, Brad Ausmus and Tony Pena, but it was clear from the start that Farrell was the guy they wanted.
This is not the first time Farrell has been a part of the Red Sox organization. Farrell was the pitching coach for the Red Sox from 2007 to 2010. It was also not the first time he had been rumored to considered for the managerial position. The Red Sox were rumored to be considering Farrell for the position of manager following the firing of Terry Francona in 2011. Those rumors prompted the Blue Jays to evoke a policy that prohibited employees to depart for another organization in a lateral move
Aviles, 31, batted .250/.282/.381 with 13 home runs, 14 stolen bases and 60 RBI in 136 games last season for the Red Sox.
As for the Blue Jays they now must find a manager.
The list of people the Blue Jays are believed to be interested include Sandy Alomar Jr., Dave Martinez, and DeMarlo Hale.
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John Farrell will be welcomed back to Boston and the Red Sox family on Tuesday.
The club announced Monday afternoon that Farrell will be introduced at an introductory news conference at Fenway Park on Tuesday at 12 p.m. ET. The news conference will be held at the State Street Pavilion.
The Sox and Farrell came to an agreement over the weekend, which was announced...
It looks like the Red Sox have finally found their replacement for Bobby Valentine at manager. What did they give up to get him?
John Farrell is back and ready to take on the challenge that is the Boston Red Sox.
Farrell, who was hired by Boston after managing American League East rival Toronto for two seasons, will have a lot on his plate during his first year running the team. The most important duty, though, will be trying to fix a team that put together one of the worst seasons in franchise...
For the third consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox will have
a new Opening Day starting shortstop. Who that player
is come April 1 in New York remains to be seen, but it probably won't be Mike Aviles.
With Boston hiring former Toronto manager John Farrell to run the club in 2013
and beyond, Aviles will reportedly serve
as compensation and go to the Blue Jays...
With the return of John Farrell officially scheduled for Tuesday at noon, the question can change from who will manager the Red Sox in 2012, to who will get the most out of Farrell's return to Boston?
After a season in which Boston had a team ERA of 4.70 and a team high of 11 wins by Clay Buchholz, the starting rotation and staff as a whole needs needs a lift...
The Boston Red Sox finally got their man. They were able to hire John Farrell as their new manager after giving the Toronto Blue Jays compensation so they would let him out of his deal a year early. A manager cannot make a lateral move and exit his contract without compensation so, in order to get Farrell, the Red Sox agreed to trade Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays.
Really? Aviles for...
As noted in yesterday’s piece, the Blue Jays’ John Farrell has emerged as a major frontrunner in the Red Sox’ manager search, even though his hiring would be the most complicated of the five candidates because of the compensation required to lure him out of Toronto. The two teams have been talking constantly over the [...]
The Red Sox have officially buttoned up the deal that brings John Farrell to Boston as the Red Sox' new manager.
Shortstop Mike Aviles will head to Toronto, and the Red Sox will receive right-hander David Carpenter in return, the Red Sox have announced. News of the deal first came out late Saturday night.
"I'm extremely excited to be returning to the...
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he was frustrated that news of former manager John Farrell taking the Boston Red Sox job was leaked to the media before it was official. Reports came out Saturday that the Red Sox hired Farrell, but it was not approved by the Major League Baseball commissioner's office until Sunday. "It probably didn't go as...
The Red Sox will hold a press conference at 12:00 PM today to introduce their new skipper, former Blue Jays manager and Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, to members of the Boston Media. While Farrell is an obvious upgrade from the recently relieved Bobby Valentine, the position he finds himself in isn’t exactly enviable. While it’s up to Ben Cherington and management to put...
One of the main reasons the Red Sox pursued John Farrell to be their next manager was because of the connections Farrell had formed as Boston's pitching coach a couple of years ago.
Farrell worked closely with pitchers and other Red Sox players in his first stint in Boston. The team hopes Farrell will build on those relationships as he takes over in Boston this...
The Boston Red Sox have found their next manager as they have signed John Farrell to a multi-year deal, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com. There's no word as to what type of compensation the Blue Jays will receive.
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Prior to the Boston Red Sox deciding to fire manager Bobby Valentine after just one season, it had been widely speculated that they had their sights on Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell. As the poorly kept secret became official Saturday night, many in the media as well as fans see no issue with Farrell leaving Toronto to go to Boston. Several will sight Farrell’s relationship...
The Boston Red Sox have hired John Farrell as their next manager.
ESPN has a story up today that might well get lost in the shuffle of the playoffs, John Farrell and the three-way trade, but could end up having some fairly significant ramifications. Shohei Otani is an 18 year old pitcher currently playing for his Japanese high school team and it seems he’s regarded highly enough to be seen as a first round pick in their amateur draft which takes...