The following is Sportsnet’s Prime Time Sports radio host Bob McCown on September 7, discussing John Farrell’s then-speculated exodus to the Boston Red Sox. In McCown’s well-worded, calmed outburst, he says he doesn’t think Boston is even a step-up from Toronto, baseball-wise.
“I like Boston plenty. I get wanting to be the manager of the Boston Red Sox two years ago. Today? No thank you. That… that organization is screwed for years. That is a long rebuild there, even if they spend money. They got huge problems. I think the Blue Jays — in the foreseeable future — have a much better organization with much greater upside.”
McCown’s points is valid, and more-than-likely correct. Obviously, Farrell is under the guise that Boston is the place every manager should want to be, but he’s kind of like a 50-year-old newspaper man thinking his future is still in print.
The Blue Jays may not be the answer, but they’re better than Boston, and his general manager has yet to make a wrong move.
Would Buck Showalter go back to New York if they asked him? Not while his Orioles are around.
Do you agree?