Before we start playing a guessing game about who is going where and for how much money this offseason, let’s get one thing straight. Current Toronto Blue Jays Manager Alex Anthopoulos is still under contract with the Blue Jays. That means if he leaves this offseason, to Boston or elsewhere, it will be the decision of the Blue Jays' front office staff.
This does mean that the Blue Jays would receive some sort of compensation for letting Farrell go to another team, whether it is a pitcher or some cash to go out and get a pitcher. So yes, there is a case to be made as to why the team should let him go, but there is a much larger bank of evidence as to why it would make sense to keep him around.
Let’s get cracking on the top five reasons the Blue Jays need to keep John Farrell behind their bench.