Door open for John Farrell to Boston?

Updated: October 25, 2011, 10:17 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Even though the Boston Red Sox will officially announce on Tuesday that Ben Cherington will be the club's next general manager, it's a safe bet that Theo Epstein's successor has already begun to put together his own blueprint for the team.

Cherington's first order of business will be to find a manager to replace Terry Francona. Long before Francona left the organization, it was thought that former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell would be Francona's replacement whenever ...

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