With the Boston Red Sox expected to announce Ben Cherington as their new general manager tomorrow, the first order of business for the new man in charge will be to hire a few field manager.
Reportedly, the Red Sox may already have their man in mind. The only problem is that he already manages another team. A division rival, too.
According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox braintrust has wanted to hire Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell ever since the team and former manager Terry Francona parted ways in late September.
Farrell was the Red Sox's pitching coach on Francona's staff for four seasons, from 2007 to 2010. He reportedly would've preferred to stay in Boston and eventually become the Red Sox manager. But when it appeared that Francona wasn't going anywhere, Farrell decided to take the Blue Jays' job last season.
It would seem like a good fit. Farrell is familiar with most of the players on the roster and the remaining coaches on staff...