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BOSTON –– John Farrell understands the speculation. From 2006 to 2010, the Blue Jays manager oversaw the Red Sox pitching staff and molded the group into a legitimate group. With the Red Sox struggling –– specifically with their pitching –– Farrell has emerged as a possible successor to manager Bobby Valentine, who has come under fire for a litany of communication issues and a 63-75 record. But that's only if Boston's brass elects to make a switch. Despite the connection, Farrell reiterated that he was strictly focused on his current contract with the Blue Jays, which runs through 2013. "There's...

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