Mookie4ever wrote:The more I think about this the more that I hate it.
Sounds like you've been reading and listening to the ridiculous Toronto media who don't have a clue what they're talking about and are only out to rabble-rouse.
We can't give the hated Sox the manager they wanted for so little. It's going to rub me raw every time we play Boston. We should have held out for a starting pitcher and robbed them blind. If Boston wouldn't do it we should have held out for a lot longer. If Boston went ahead and hired somebody else then we go ahead and release Farrell and eat his contract. We lose very little and keep our pride. I would rather we paid Farrell to sit at home and not have Aviles then what actually happened.
AA is just weak. I'm curious to know if Beeston made this decision or if it was AA. Either way the entire organization looks weak. We should have given Boston the finger and told Farrell to sit his ass down and only given him up if it was clearly highway robbery.
So let's review: You wanted them to hold out for a starting pitcher that Boston would have never paid (he's a manager, not somebody of actual value). And then, if they didn't pay it, to sabotage him for no rational reason after Boston hired somebody else (other than keeping their "pride"), which would have actually made the organization look much worse around baseball.
That option isn't better than what happened (having Boston pay the manager that TOR didn't even want and getting a MLB player in return for the right to do that). The Jays made the right call here...in fact, they made the only call they could have after Farrell expressed that he wanted to move on.