John Farrell + ??? to Boston Red Sox for INF Mike Aviles + B Prospect.
If the Jays are also sending Adam Lind ill be ecstatic.
I hope the jays fire the hitting coach as well and I hope this doesn't backfire, but Adam Lind had been steadily declining since his big year in 09, and I honestly thought Farrell was a terrible manager.
He continually gave Francisco Cordero in time and time again as closer to blow game after game, and even gave him some opportunities after Janssen took off with the role. Maybe he'll learn but he was just a bad manager.
Omar Vizquel, Casey Janssen and Adam Lind all said he didn't have control and didn't handle the young guys very well (something to that effect).
I really cannot understand Jays fans logic. It's why I hate being a toronto sports fan. The Jays did not get bullied by Boston. If they were going to fire Farrell anyway then why the hell wouldn't any compensation be good? I am quite happy with Aviles. Plays all IF quite well and rough year with the bat but usually a decent hitter. It also means I don't have to watch Kelly Johnson anymore.
Cannot for the life of me understand why people enjoy riding AA on this one, looks great. If it backfires there is no way he could have predicted it.
Although they were pretty soft about it during the playoffs last year...
We had a cooler and brought a little hibachi grill and we were fine, we actually had 2 officers come by and tell us as long as we cleaned up and didn't get all rowdy they didn't mind... by game 6 there were quite a few people who were doing it...
So I can't see it being allowed for regular games, but for playoffs they definitely relaxed the rules.. Last year anyway..