So John Farrell is gone.
The months of speculation have finally been resolved, and for Jays management, players and fans, this is good news. Having the Farrell rumours circulate for another few weeks could have proved tiring and would have likely contributed to some organizational chaos.
As Sportsnet's Shi Davidi described the situation, it was like an affair.
Farrell was with the Jays, but both Farrell and the Red Sox wanted the Jays out of the picture. So good on GM Alex Anthopoulos for removing what was clearly an unsettling set of circumstances and acquiring assets in the process.
Sure, Mike Aviles might not have been the compensation most Jays fans were expecting, but getting a serviceable major leaguer for a manager with a losing record is absolute robbery.
That being said, the Jays' search for Farrell's replacement is fully underway.
Here's a look at the top candidates on Anthopoulos' desk.