The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays were in continued negotiations Friday to send manager John Farrell to Boston to be their skipper, according to baseball sources.
"If they had this thing and it was that cut-and-dry easy for Toronto to pick somebody and the Red Sox were ready to give somebody up, this would have happened already," one source said. "I don't think it's that difficult of a decision."
What kind of package would it take to convince the Blue Jays to allow their manager to leave to join a division rival? The source guessed it would take a player or players of "substantial value," though he did not have direct knowledge of the secretive negotiations, which are taking place on multiple levels of each organization.