Hear me out here. This is a shot in the dark sort of a call. Farrell is a pitching guru with some ties to the Indians development chain that could play into this possibility.
Farrell was just fired by the Red Sox from their manager job. However, that also means that he is already being paid by the Red Sox for 2018, making the money not the priority for Farrell. He’ll want to go to the spot that most suits him.
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Farrell worked with the Indians from 2001-2006 as the director of player development before moving to Boston to be their pitching coach from 2007-2010. Farrell was hired as the manager of the Blue Jays in 2011 and served in that role for two seasons before he was then hired by the Red Sox to be their manager.
Farrell has managed the Red Sox since 2013, winning a World Series in his first year at the helm. In 2015, Farrell had to take a leave of absence from the team in order to seek cancer treatment. Farrell returned in 2016, and the Red Sox have won the East the last two seasons, though they’ve also been defeated in the ALDS the last two seasons.
Farrell may be a long shot, but with his ties back to the Indians organization, even though it was before Falvey’s time with the organization, could prove something that the front office would find enticing. It would also bring another voice into the dugout with some authority alongside Paul Molitor.
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