Red Sox pushing for John Farrell

Blue Jays manager appears to be at top of GM Ben Cherington's wish list

Updated: October 6, 2012, 1:28 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is at the "top of the list" of candidates the Red Sox are assembling to be their next manager, a team source said Thursday, and Boston is expected to ask Toronto to release Farrell from the final year of his contract as manager of the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox made overtures to the Blue Jays about Farrell last year after Terry Francona was ousted, but the Blue Jays denied permission and ultimately changed their internal rules for taking ...

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