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Farrell Jays' pick? Maybe

Posted on: October 21, 2010 10:45 pm
Edited on: October 22, 2010 12:30 pm

The baseball blogosphere is ablaze with the "news" that Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is Toronto's pick to be the next manager. But if you look closer, you'll see that it all stems from a single Twitter post by Peter Gammons of MLB Network: "Three GMs today insisted John Farrell will get the Toronto job. The final list was the product of exhaustive, thoughtful due diligence"

Let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Not saying Gammons, one of the most connected people in baseball, is wrong. But this is a Twitter post -- no media outlet anywhere, including, for whom Gammons works, has reported this. Blue Jays president Paul Beeston told the Globe and Mail on Thursday that "we haven't made any decision." And which three GMs "insisted"? If two of them are the GMs of the Blue Jays and Red Sox, this story probably has legs. If it's the GMs of the Padres, Rockies and Braves, it's just industry chatter.

So for now, this one sits squarely in the "rumor" category.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2010 6:00 am

Farrell Jays' pick? Maybe

Hey folks, its Peter Gammons were talking about here! I would take his word on baseball any day of the week,month or year for that matter! And if it turns out he's wrong, well what would that make him? Just as perfect as he was before because this fop au wouldn't harm his reputation in the least bit and anyone who follows baseball would still believe anything baseball related that came out of his hall of fame mouth!

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