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Report: Jays want at least one 'decent player' for John Farrell

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07:19 AM ET 10.20 | The odds of John Farrell being the next Red Sox manager appear to be improving. Though not privy to details of the ongoing negotiations between the Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, one industry source with a link to the Jays expressed a gut feeling yesterday that Farrell will be "gone" from Toronto, with the teams ultimately agreeing on compensation to free the manager from the final year of his contract. But Farrell's future still hinges on how much the Red Sox are willing to give up for him. And a major league executive from a National League team reiterated this week that Jays president Paul Beeston will let Farrell go only if Toronto receives at least one "decent player" in return, suggesting the player must be an immediate contributor to the 25-man roster because of the "repercussions" involved in allowing a manager to flee to a division rival.

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October 20, 2012  07:49 AM ET

Daniel Bard.

October 20, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I wouldn't give them the bat boy for John Farrell............

October 20, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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I wouldn't give them the bat boy for John Farrell............

but I would give them John Lackey.

October 20, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Supply and demand, but I just don't get why he is so much in demand. I've read the stories about how well respected he is by the players but no reason the candidates they've already interviewed wouldn't be as well. I still say go with Tony Pena.

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October 20, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Farrell is not worth trading any player. Ausmus!

October 20, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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I gotta say....and I'm sure the point is mutual....it makes me feel alot better about NY's rebuilding when I see how much you have to do.when did we both turn into the mets?smh

The only positive is the Sox now have the financial flexibility. With only $46M in guaranteed contracts for 2013, they can shape this team any way they want. Of course as we have seen in the past, just because you have the money doesn't mean you will spend it wisely.

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October 20, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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true-I saw a preliminary list of FAs out there- not sure there are going to be many big time guys available- can I interest you in arod?

IMO, they need to forget about FA's and concentrate on trades. Acquire as many prospects as possible, so when a player like Gio Gonzalez or Matt Latos becomes available on the trade market they can be players.

October 20, 2012  10:19 AM ET

That would mean involving a third team. hehehehehhe

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October 20, 2012  10:21 AM ET

Should have kept Bobby V and traded the two even up ( just kidding). Honestly, it happened years ago in MLB. Managers traded for each other.

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October 20, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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but who do you have left that other teams would want?ellsbury & pedroia....maybe Bard?I don't see you moving lester or claywe all know it would be highly unlikely pedroia is moved and JE isn't going to bring back a windfall cause of his agent and upcoming FA.the key is not overpaying (in years) for a guy that truly isn't worth it

I would have no problem moving Ellsbury or Buchholz, and I certainly would put Lester on the market, if nothing else to gauge his worth.

After watching this pathetic bunch of underachievers this year, anybody should be available, other than Pedroia, who IMO is the only guy who gives you everything he has every time he's on the field.

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October 20, 2012  10:47 AM ET

Agree. Everyone on this team should be considered expendable.

(Except, of course, Bard. He'll be back and he will DOMINATE!)

October 20, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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Agree. Everyone on this team should be considered expendable. (Except, of course, Bard. He'll be back and he will DOMINATE!)

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That is 'agree with jnorman quote #18.'

 
October 20, 2012  10:53 AM ET

A Car in every Driveway and a Chicken in Every Locker, that what Farrell is going to bring, Yes Dustin, No Dustin, You don't mind if I watch the pitcher warm up Dustin?

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