Reports: Farrell to be next Jays manager

John-Farrell.jpgAll indications are that the next manager of the Toronto Blue Jays will be John Farrell. Multiple reports have pegged the Red Sox pitching coach as Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos’ choice for the job.

The Blue Jays would not confirm the reports and Anthopoulos has not been available for comment. That said, an announcement could come as early as Monday in all likelihood.

Farrell was among the final four candidates, a group that also included Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale, Indians first base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield.

It is believed that Anthopoulos interviewed between 20-30 candidates for the job. It was an exhaustive hunt that appears to have ended with Farrell getting the job. He has no managing experience — Majors or Minors — but is great with pitchers and has a strong background in player development.

~JB

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