According to MLB Network and NESN contributor Peter Gammons, the Toronto Blue Jays appear to have found their new manager in John Farrell, the Red Sox pitching coach.
While the team has yet to confirm the hiring, Gammons says that multiple GMs "insisted John Farrell will get the Toronto job." Farrell will replace Cito Gaston, who stepped down as manager.
Farrell served as the Red Sox' pitching coach for four years, tutoring the likes of Josh Beckett and developing the arms of Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz into Cy Young material.
Though, as Over The Monster points out, concerns have grown the past few years with Farrell, as Boston's pitching staff's ranking dropped from second to fourth to seventh to ninth in the American League.
If Toronto does go through with hiring Farrell, this will be the second former member of the Red Sox coaching staff to receive a managerial position in the last two seasons. Bench coach Brad Mills became the manager of the Houston Astros last season.
Along with Farrell, Red Sox third base coach Tim Bogar and bench coach DeMarlo Hale were reportedly considered to fill the Toronto managerial position.