How important is it for our Next manager?
by, 11-24-2011 at 10:04 PM (765 Views)
How important is the Boston Red Sox managers role? Is it important enough that we should give up one of our current top 3 starters in the rotation? Well according to The Toronto Blue Jays John Farrell is worth just that to the Toronto Blue Jays. Just when we thought that the Sox were taking their sweet time picking our next manager because ownership had the thoughts that Valentine was the answer it is being reported that the Sox have had continuing talks with the Blue Jays in regards to acquiring John Farrell. Who of the top 3 starters would it take? Clay Buchholz is the answer my friends. It is also being reported that the Sox stopped talks after the Blue Jays told them who it would take.
I do not believe though that the talks have stopped because now the Red Sox are also being linked to C.J. Wilson? If we lost Buchholz and gained Wilson are we really taking a huge hit? Sure Buchholz is young but he is also coming back from a serious back injury where the Sox have no guarantees to how he will recover from it? Wilson however has been a force during the regular season and right now that is what the Sox in my opinion need to build for the regular season. With Farrell at the helm who's to say he can't right the current sinking Sox Ship? He in my opinion has done an awesome job with the Jays in his first season as manager. I can not tell you how many times while I was watching the Sox play the Jays I had wished Francona played small ball as much as Farrell did. As much as I love the the heart and soul of Buchholz I have to be honest and say I love the heart and soul of Farrell a lot more. Add Wilson into the rotation and all is forgotten in my opinion. What say you Red Sox Nation?
The Red Sox asked the Blue Jays about Toronto manager (and former Sox pitching coach) John Farrell. According to David Waldstein of the New York Times (Twitter link), the Jays asked for Clay Buchholz in return. As Rosenthal wrote, "the Sox never considered it likely that the Jays would engage in serious discussions about Farrell, and the conversations failed to progress," which isn't at all surprising if Buchholz was the asking price