Found October 24, 2011 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Red Sox announced that they will introduce Ben Cherington as their new GM tomorrow. Now that the Red Sox have resolved the uncertainty in their front office, it's time to find a new manager. Here are the latest links on the subject: Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that Blue Jays manager John Farrell would be desired in Boston, under Cherington, and in Chicago, under former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein (Twitter links). Dale Sveum and Mike Maddux are two candidates who may appeal to Cherington and Epstein, according to Sherman. Farrell dismissed speculation about a possible return to Boston, where he was the pitching coach until he left for Toronto. "I am focused right now on preparing for what is best for the Blue Jays in 2012," he told Shi Davidi of (Twitter link). Farrell told Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star that the Red Sox haven't asked the Blue Jays for permission to talk to him. Griffin says the rumors are "a slap in the f...

Blue Jays: Farrell can't leave for Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays say manager John Farrell can't leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox. The Jays issued a statement Tuesday saying employees won't be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization - essentially blocking a move by Farrell back to the Red Sox. The team says its amended its employee permission policy and ''will not grant permission...

Toronto will let Farrell leave if he wants to

Yesterday the Globe's Pete Abraham tweeted something interesting: "Here's what's interesting about the John Farrell rumors: Nobody has said no." It's a good point. Plenty of people are speculating whether he'd be interested in returning to the Boston bench, this time as Tito's replacement, as he was once thought to be. Farrell's been asked...

Blue Jays Change Policy, Won't Allow Manager John Farrell to Leave for Lateral Move With Red Sox

Previously, if you no longer wanted to be a part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, you were free to leave. With manager John Farrell's name being hotly discussed as a potential candidate to fill the vacancy in Boston, the club is changing its rules. Blue Jays president Paul Beeston and general manager Alex Anthopoulos issued a joint statement that made it clear that the...

So much for all that Farrell-to-Boston talk

This morning I posted my thoughts about John Farrell returning to Boston. Based on public comments Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos made about allowing their employees to seek other opportunities, it sounded more likely than not. Not long after I hit the Publish button, it was announced that their policy has changed, via CSNNE: Team president Paul Beeston and general manager Alex...

Blue Jays: Farrell can't leave laterally to Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays are keeping manager John Farrell under wraps. The Blue Jays issued a statement on Tuesday which declared that employees will not be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization. The decree essentially blocks a move by Farrell to the AL East rival Boston Red Sox. "Due to the distraction caused by media speculation regarding our employee...

Red Sox looking to poach John Farrell from Blue Jays?

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...

Farrell dismisses Red Sox speculation

Blue Jays manager John Farrell has been speculated as a potential candidate to replace former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, but Farrell attempted to dismiss that notion.

Jays change policy; Farrell not going anywhere

On Tuesday, amidst rampant rumors that the Red Sox might be interested in bringing John Farrell back to his former organization, Toronto announced a change in its employee policy. The Blue Jays made it clear that Farrell will not be managing their American League East rivals any time soon.

Blue Jays won't let Farrell manage Red Sox

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays don’t intend to let manager John Farrell leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox. The Jays issued a statement Tuesday that said employees won’t be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization — essentially blocking a move...

Cafardo On Farrell, Red Sox, Rollins, Oswalt

When the Red Sox and manager Terry Francona parted ways, Blue Jays skipper John Farrell was the preferred candidate to manage the team, a major league source told Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.  There's conflicting information on how much the Red Sox have explored this possibility but they've internally considered a few managers and the one who would fit best would be...
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