Tag:John Farrell
Posted on: October 25, 2010 5:39 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 5:39 pm
 

Ramirez has hernia surgery

Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez said he had a hernia operation two weeks ago and the injury had bothered him during the season, he told ESPNDeportes.com's Enrique Rojas .

In a phone interview from his home in Miami, Ramirez told Rojas that he hopes to start training for next season in mid-November.

The free agent DH/outfielder also praised the Blue Jays' hire of John Farrell, and said he'd like to play for Farrell and the Blue Jays.

"He's a manager I'd love to play for," Ramirez told Rojas and translated to English by me in the best of my ability. "Toronto is a team I've liked since they had all those great Dominican players in the 80s."

Ramirez said he feels he has a lot of baseball left in him, but would probably be best as a designated hitter, which I think we can all agree with.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:37 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 10:39 am
 

Jays schedule Farrell announcement


The Blue Jays have just sent word that they'll hold a news conference at 3 p.m. today. That's almost certainly in order to announce their new manager, and it's no secret that it will be Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell.

Toronto reportedly settled on Farrell late last week, but had to wait for the end of the last round of playoffs to conclude before they could make an announcement.

UPDATE: Farrell confirmed via text message to WEEI.com that he will be the Jays' new manager.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 23, 2010 10:18 pm
 

Red Sox owner says goodbye to Farrell


Boy, it's going to get really awkward for John Henry if the Blue Jays aren't really going to name John Farrell their new manager. The Red Sox pitching coach has been identified as Toronto's pick by process of elimination, though the Jays aren't talking, presumably because they're waiting on the commissioner's office to give them the go-ahead for an announcement.

But Henry, the Red Sox owner, apparently has some inside information. Asked by the Boston Globe for a reaction to Farrell's departure, he had this to say:

 

"The Jays are getting a great baseball man and a great person. We were able to keep John as a part of our organization longer than a couple of other teams would have wanted, but it really is time for John to step up to the next level. He will be an effective, excellent manager. I expect him to manage in MLB for as long as he wants to. He's going to an excellent young team with a strong and smart hierarchy. The Blue Jays are going to be a force in the AL East for some time to come.

I am grateful for the years John Farrell gave to the Red Sox. He will be missed."

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 6:00 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 6:17 pm
 

Report: Hale eliminated by Jays

Here's the detailed version of how things have developed in the past 24 hours regarding news about the Blue Jays' managerial search, but the short version is this: It looked like it was down to two members of the Red Sox staff, pitching coach John Farrell and bench coach DeMarlo Hale.

Now Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports via Twitter that Hale has been informed he's out of the running. So, if the previous scenario was true, that means Farrell is your next Blue Jays manager.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 22, 2010 12:27 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 4:46 pm
 

Not so fast: Jays may be eyeing Hale

When Peter Gammons tweeted that three GMs considered John Farrell a fait accompli for the Blue Jays job, many assumed it was all but a done deal.

Except Gammons himself is wondering if he was a bit premature in tweeting the news. Gammons has a new tweet that reports that Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulous is still considering DeMarlo Hale.

Both Farrell and Hale work for the Red Sox -- Farrell has been the pitching coach for four seasons while Hale managed in the minors for the Red Sox and Rangers. He then served as first-base coach for Texas from 2002-04 before moving to Boston for the 2006 season as third-base coach. He remained in that role through 2009 before transitioning to bench coach once Brad Mills left to manage Houston.

A decision is expected very soon and will likely come prior to the World Series beginning play. One thing's for sure: Boston's going to have to replace at least one coach.

UPDATE : Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com hears that Sandy Alomar, Jr. has been told he is out of the running for the job.

UPDATE : Gammons appeared on The Big Show Friday with an update on Toronto's search.

GM Alex Anthopoulous is backing Hale, while assistant GM Tony LaCava and others want Farrell.  A decision is supposed to be made tonight, and the Jays will inform the Red Sox of their decision. It sounds as if Boston is hoping that Anthopoulous goes with his choice over Farrell.

'I think the Red Sox know that it’s going to be really difficult, given the pitching staff, to replace John Farrell," Gammons said. "There just isn’t anybody out there right now. … I don’t really think they know what direction they’re going in when John leaves. I think they’re worried about this. Very worried.”

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: October 21, 2010 10:45 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 12:30 pm
 

Farrell Jays' pick? Maybe


The baseball blogosphere is ablaze with the "news" that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is Toronto's pick to be the next manager. But if you look closer, you'll see that it all stems from a single Twitter post by Peter Gammons of MLB Network: "Three GMs today insisted John Farrell will get the Toronto job. The final list was the product of exhaustive, thoughtful due diligence"

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Not saying Gammons, one of the most connected people in baseball, is wrong. But this is a Twitter post -- no media outlet anywhere, including MLB.com, for whom Gammons works, has reported this. Blue Jays president Paul Beeston told the Globe and Mail on Thursday that "we haven't made any decision." And which three GMs "insisted"? If two of them are the GMs of the Blue Jays and Red Sox, this story probably has legs. If it's the GMs of the Padres, Rockies and Braves, it's just industry chatter.

So for now, this one sits squarely in the "rumor" category.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 20, 2010 1:46 pm
 

Report: Jays narrow list to three

After interviewing half of Ontario, the Blue Jays appear to be narrowing their list of managerial candidates, as we're getting scattered reports of candidates being told they're out of the mix. Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com is told by a source that Toronto is down to three: Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell, and Indians first-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr.

None of the three has major-league managing experience, and only Hale has any managing experience at any level. He managed nine years in the minors in the Boston and Texas systems, including two years at Triple-A for the Rangers.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: October 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:33 am
 

Rays' Martinez to interview in Toronto

Add Rays bench coach Dave Martinez to the list interviewing for the Blue Jays' position, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune . That would put the list at 15.

Here's the ever-growing list:
  • Don Baylor, age 61, fired Friday as Rockies hitting coach
  • Tim Bogar, 43, Red Sox third-base coach
  • Brian Butterfield, 52, Jays third-base coach
  • John Farrell, 48, Red Sox pitching coach
  • Sal Fasano, 38, Class A Lansing manager
  • DeMarlo Hale, 49, Red Sox bench coach
  • Nick Leyva, 57, Jays bench coach
  • Bob Melvin, 48, Mets pro scout
  • Rick Renteria, 49, Padres first-base coach
  • Ron Roenicke, 54, Angels bench coach
  • Luis Rivera, 46, manager, Double-A New Hampshire
  • Rob Thomson, 47, Yankees third-base coach
  • Bobby Valentine, 60, ESPN broadcaster
  • Eric Wedge, 42, hired by the Mariners
Martinez, 46, has been Joe Maddon's bench coach since 2008. He also played for parts of 16 seasons with the Cubs, Expos, Reds, Giants, White Sox, Rays, Rangers, Blue Jays and Braves.

UPDATE: MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports (via Twitter ) that Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed today for the third time. The fact that it's his third interview and his name hadn't surfaced among the 15 others means this is one wide, crazy search. Whoever the Jays end up hiring, it won't be without doing some homework.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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