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The Red Sox have begun discussions to try and pry away former pitching coach John Farrell away from his spot as Blue Jays manager, according to multiple reports. On Wednesday, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo tweeted about the Sox remaining in contact with Toronto, and their lack of any future manager interviews scheduled after Demarlo Hale's interview on Thursday. Ben Cherington has nobodyscheduled to interview after Demarlo Hale tomorrow. The Sox trying to work out compensation for John Farrell. — Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 17, 2012 On Thursday, WEEI's Alex Speier confirmed Cafardo's report on the Red Sox' discussions with the Jays. Since Bobby Valentine was fired after leading the Red Sox to the team's worst record since 1965, Farrell has seemed to be the primary target of GM Ben Cherington. However, Farrell is under contract with the Blue Jays through 2013, and Toronto is requesting compensation in exchange for allowing the...

Your Morning Dump... Where we hope this Farrell thing plays out quickly

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Red Sox [team stats] will have an answer shortly on John Farrell. Not might or could or should. They will. Why? Because logically it is the only sensible outcome for all parties involved. [...] These will...

Red Sox introduce manager Farrell

The Boston Red Sox have introduced John Farrell as their new manager. Farrell appeared Tuesday at a news conference with club officials two days after the team announced it had reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays to allow him to leave with one year left on his three-year contract as manager. The Red Sox sent infielder Mike Aviles to Toronto and obtained reliever David...

Manager Search Update: Red Sox making progress on Farrell

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 [...]

Your Morning Dump... Where it's all Farrell, all the time

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The odds of John Farrell being the next Red Sox [team stats] manager appear to be improving. Though not privy to details of the ongoing negotiations between the Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, one industry source...

Red Sox Ask Blue Jays for Permission to Talk With John Farrell About Manager Position

BOSTON -- A baseball official familiar with the discussions says the Red Sox have asked the Toronto Blue Jays for permission to talk with manager John Farrell about the opening in Boston. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the talks are ongoing, confirmed the request Friday night. The official also said the teams are discussing compensation...

Blue Jays claim Cory Wade off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have claimed Cory Wade off waivers from the Yankees. The Yankees released the right handed reliever last week as they needed room on the 40 man roster for Delin Betances who was sent to the AFL. Wade has had an up and down career as a reliever as he posted a 2.27 ERA in 2008 with the Dodgers and 2.04 ERA last season with the Yankees. But...

Report: Brad Mills Expected to Join Terry Francona's Indians Coaching Staff

Terry Francona's staff in Cleveland could soon have a Boston feel to it. Brad Mills, who served as the Red Sox' bench coach under Francona for six seasons, is expected to join his staff with the Indians, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Mills, who was fired as Astros manager in August, also served as Francona's first base coach for four years...

Red Sox Claim Rosario off Waivers; Designate Lin

It appears Boston's version of Lin-sanity is over as the Boston Red Sox have designated Che-Hsuan Lin for assignment to make room for Sandy Rosario who was claimed off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday. Here's the release from the Red Sox: BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today claimed right-handed pitcher Sandy Rosario off waivers from the Miami Marlins and designated...

Who should the next manager of the Boston Red Sox be?

The Boston Red Sox looked to be a playoff team a year ago with a 10-game lead heading into the final month of the regular season. Then the wheels fell off the wagon as they surrendered the lead and eventually lost the playoff spot on the last night of the regular season. Controversy filled the [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Jacoby Ellsbury Injury History, Emergence of Jackie Bradley, Jr. Will Impact Potential Contract Extension

The Red Sox are going along with their managerial search, quietly. As opposed to last offseason -- when the team had candidates conduct interviews with reporters -- the Red Sox front office has ushered the interviewees in and out of the offices without much ado. While they continue to evaluate all options, here's this week's mailbag. What are the...

Gene Lamont Confident Red Sox' Season Wouldn't Have Been 'as Chaotic' With Him as Manager

Gene Lamont is just four wins away from capturing a World Series title with the Tigers, but it's possible he'd still rather be managing the Red Sox. Lamont, who is currently serving as the Tigers' third base coach, spoke with the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber prior to Game 4 of the ALCS, and it's clear that managing is something that's still...

Toronto Considering Downtown Casino Proposal

By The city of Toronto is once again kicking around the concept of a downtown casino but it’s unclear whether this one will come to fruition. After all, a number of previous proposals have died by the waste side, so bettors will have to just wait and see. The newest proposal is pitching a $3 billion casino property to be built on Front Street right around the Rogers...

Will Red Sox Target Hamilton?

By The Boston Red Sox have a number of holes to fill on their roster but among the top priorities should a power bat in the middle of their lineup. There is one player who could alleviate those concerns and give the power a boost if the Red Sox are willing to open up their checkbooks: Josh Hamilton. Hamilton figures to be atop many teams wish list this offseason as the...

Rangers name Dave Magadan Hitting Coach

The Rangers announced today that they have named Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan to the same position within their organization. Magadan was revered as a great coach with the Sox, and aided in the development of young hitters for the last six years. He was one of only a few coaches, along with Gary [...]
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