Brad Ausmus

Who would be best manager for Red Sox?

Farrell is right guy

Paul Doyle

Hartford Courant

After waving goodbye to Terry Francona a year ago, the Red Sox reportedly made a bid for Blue Jays manager John Farrell. The Jays asked for starting pitcher Clay Buchholz as compensation, and the talks came to a halt.

Enter Bobby Valentine, who presided over one of the worst seasons in franchise history. With Valentine ousted, all signs point again to Farrell.

Smart move. Farrell is the perfect choice to satisfy all factions in the dysfunctional Red Sox organization, providing Boston and Toronto can work out reasonable compensation.

He is said to be liked and respected by ownership...