Despite several rebukes from the Toronto Blue Jays organization, the Boston Red Sox are still pursuing a compromise that will allow them to acquire their former pitching coach John Farrell as manager, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe:
Ben Cherington has nobodyscheduled to interview after Demarlo Hale tomorrow. The Sox trying to work out compensation for John Farrell.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 17, 2012
Farrell has long been speculated to be Boston's top choice to fill the managerial vacancy, but the Blue Jays have not budged from their stance that he is unavailable. Toronto even created an organization rule last season when the Red Sox pursued Farrell the first time that all coaches under contract are not allowed to interview for other positions.
Ben Cherington and the Red Sox brass are still hopeful that they can come to an agreement to get Farrell out of the final year of his contract with the Blue Jays by offering the team player compensation. Earlier reports speculated that compensation for Farrell would likely be a "decent player", but as the time wears on it is likely the price will get steeper.