Convince me that this isn’t a kick in the teeth: Farrell informed his bosses at the end of each year in Toronto that he wanted to go somewhere else — but if that can’t be arranged, of course, he wants to keep his gig with the Blue Jays.
Disloyal? You think so? How about arrogant? Farrell talked about his conversation with Anthopoulos about the possibility of going to Boston a few weeks ago, and how AA apparently understood where he was coming from.
“Alex was very candid,” said Farrell. “And his analogy was that, you know what, he’s a guy from Montreal, and if Montreal Expos were still in play, and that opportunity opened up, it would be similar to that situation. So he understood it, and I thank him for that.”
Holy crap, apparently nobody wants be in Toronto!
Next, we’ll find out that Beeston wants move back to Welland!
...I don’t know about you, but Farrell’s words on Tuesday left a sour taste in my mouth.
Anthopoulos should be pissed (and I’d bet privately he is). AA has made some nice moves as a young GM, but there’s a valuable lesson in all of this. The next time he hires a guy to manage the Blue Jays, he’s got to hire someone who sincerely wants to be here, and is not using the organization as a stepping stone.
It says here that you’re not getting everything out of your manager if his heart is somewhere else. Farrell used the Jays as a stepping stone, and he stepped all over them.