The Toronto Blue Jays should part with manager John Farrell only if they can do two things:
One, hire a comparable replacement. Two, make the Boston Red Sox pay dearly.
Otherwise, there can be no deal.
The Red Sox created their mess by hiring Bobby Valentine; why should the Jays bail out one of their principal division rivals?
Farrell, the Sox's former pitching coach, is under contract to the Jays through 2013. The Jays prevented him from going to the Sox last offseason by instituting a club policy forbidding lateral moves to other teams.
But of course, there's a price for everything.
If Farrell wants to leave, and if the Jays believe that first base coach Torey Lovullo or someone else can be just as effective a manager, then Toronto should at least listen -- and make the Red Sox beg, if only for fun.
I would start by again asking for right-hander Clay Buchholz, who was the player the Jays wanted for Farrell last offseason.
Ridiculous? Perhaps. But the Jays aren't the ones w...