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If not John Farrell, then who?

Where Red Sox might turn if unable to land presumed top choice for manager

Updated: September 30, 2012, 9:12 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox do not seem bothered by the flak Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell has taken in recent days, either in the incident involving shortstop Yunel Escobar or the criticism from retiring shortstop Omar Vizquel. They have made their own judgments on Farrell, which remain positive, and privately concur with the former Red Sox pitching coach when he says Vizquel doesn't know how the Blue Jays manager handles matters with his players behind closed doors.

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