What seems to be the most ideal fit in Boston may still be a possibility according to Tony Massarotti. Mazz is confident that the possibility that John Farrell becoming the Sox manager is "definitely not dead". Despite a change in policy in Toronto and earlier reports that Farrell is staying put, Mazz still believes we have not heard the end.
"[Farrell to the Sox talk] is definitely not dead at all," Massarotti said. "All the Blue Jays did was make it clear to the Red Sox that they're not getting [Farrell] for nothing. For me that confirms that there's serious interest there."
"They're going to look for somebody who's not gonna look for a lot of power and open to other people's ideas, which means someone who the front office can influence," he said. "They're not going to get someone with a strong personality here."
This is solely his opinion and there have been no further statements from either club regarding Farrell. I hope he is right and there is still some life to this move, but we shouldn't get our hopes up. Again, the Blue Jays have said they will not allow lateral moves, so this might not live pass Massarotti's statement.