John Farrell Favorite To Manage Blue Jays

GM Alex Anthopoulos says he has yet to decide on the next manager of the Blue Jays, but John Farrell is emerging as the favorite to win the job. A source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports that it will be a surprise if the Blue Jays do not name Farrell manager within a week or so. The club was apparently impressed by the Red Sox pitching coach in his interviews. 

DeMarlo Hale, Sandy Alomar Jr. and Brian Butterfield are reportedly the others to make it this far in the Blue Jays’ exhaustive hunt for a successor to Cito Gaston. Morosi’s report comes a day after Peter Gammons heard that three GMs expect Farrell to get the job.  Alex Anthopoulos, the one GM whose opinion really matters, told Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star that he is still deciding.

“No decision has yet been made,” Anthopoulos said. “I still have not made up my own mind on the candidates.”

Farrell, a former major league pitcher, was the director of player development for the Indians before becoming Boston’s pitching coach. The Blue Jays, Marlins, Pirates, Brewers and Mets are the five clubs that still have managerial openings.

16 Responses to John Farrell Favorite To Manage Blue Jays Leave a Reply

  1. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    No disrespect to Sawks fans of course, but I have been hoping for the chance to see what kind of manager Farrell would make for a few years now. So I will be pretty pumped if [well, “when”] he nails the job! :)

  2. iains 5 years ago

    I just don’t know how much weight you can put into Peter Gammons’ story. I’d be far more likely to believe the reports if I knew the Red Sox were interviewing pitching coach candidates. As far as we know it’s 3 educated guesses he’s going off of.

  3. Peter Gammons:
    “Told I may be preamture on John Farrell , that Alex Anthropolous last night still considering Demarlo Hale. Decision very soon”

    • haha, what a joke! who knows whats actually happening

    • Jobus_Rum 5 years ago

      Hey Gammons

      have another scotch, Gramps

      • TheLastPirateFan 5 years ago

        Cmon man, he’s one of the most well respected reporters in the game, if he says it, there is something behind it.

        • Jobus_Rum 5 years ago

          He’s coasting on Chivas and a rep that’s been a joke for 20 years. Gonna tell me how great Bill Simmons or Mike Shaughnessy are next?

  4. David X 5 years ago

    Why is it that pitchers don’t often make great managers? Bud Black is the only other active manager I can think of at the moment. I understand why there are so many catchers on the list, thinking through the game all the time. It just seems like pitchers are underrepresented:

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  5. TheLastPirateFan 5 years ago

    I wish that he would have considered the Pirates job, I can’t imagine that someone would rather live in Canada than in Pittsburgh with bigger baseball fans, but it probably came down to the money like it always seems to.

    • Jobus_Rum 5 years ago

      I’ve been to Pittsburgh, the fans are definitely bigger.

      Well, wider anyway

    • Here in Canada we like to stay healthy and in shape…Yes I’m with you with Pittsburgh fans bigger in waist size than us here!

  6. man gammons is the worst.

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