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The Jays have to play the long game-- while they could have held Farrell hostage in Toronto, treating high-level professionals with respect is something that ultimately will work out in your favor when attempting to attract top-level talent to your organization in the future.
They can't ask for more than token compensation from the Yankees, even if they really want to keep Sandberg.
If they turn down a compensation offer from the Yankees to keep Sandberg, Sandberg will be unhappy that they didn't let him pursue the job...
I agree with this, but I also think part of that long game is letting the more prestigious organizations know that they can't just poach talent that is under contract to you. Apparently, the Red Sox didn't want Aviles anyway, so the Jays aren't getting more than token compensation for Farrell.
The one precedent that seems to have been set over the last few years that people here are ignoring is that several managers have been ineffective as lame ducks on the last year of their contracts, so any manager with 1 year left on a contract is at this point effectively at the end of his contract. Teams are either extending managers when they have a year left on their contract or they're hiring a new manager.
Isn't Jim Leyland currently on a year to year deal? It sure hasn't seemed to hurt his ability to manage.
Last year, when they wanted Farrell they kept him.
Did someone else want Farrell last year?
Isn't Jim Leyland currently on a year to year deal?
The Pirates kicked the tires on him two years ago as well, when they hired Hurdle.
Really? I guess I wasn't aware of that. What happened?
Toronto asked for Buchholz.
Well, good for them. That changes my mind a bit about what happened in the curent negotiations.
I don't know if Francona would have stayed with the A's or if it was actually clear then he was going to be a good manager, but Macha sucked.
I also think part of that long game is letting the more prestigious organizations know that they can't just poach talent that is under contract to you.
I find the track records of pitching coaches as managers, in general, and John Farrell as manager, in specific, to be wholly uninspiring.
Well, good for them.
At the time, it was their way of telling the Red Sox to #### off.
i have been some form of management for long time and the only loyalty an employee owes is to himself and those he cares about at home
you work to live you don't live to work
john farrell manages john farrell's career. blue jays management sensibly recognized that their manager didn't have himself fixated on the job he had so why keep him around
you need trust in business but loyalty has you keeping you around deadweight when you need to move on. loyalty can get your business in the tank.
loyalty is for chumps.
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