Chicago Cubs: Will the Cubs tap Farrell as team’s number two?
Former Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays skipper and current ESPN analyst John Farrell is a possibility to replace Brandon Hyde should the latter depart. Farrell has a 586-548 record in seven seasons as a big league skipper.
That, of course, includes a 97-win season in 2013 with the Red Sox, leading the club to another World Series crown, sweeping the Colorado Rockies in the Fall Classic.
Some forget that before he was a manager, Farrell was a pitching coach. This may allow him to work alongside pitching coach Jim Hickey in efforts to get Tyler Chatwood and Yu Darvish back on-track next year.
His immense experience makes him a logical choice – but the Cubs may choose to look outside the San Diego and Boston circles they so often dip back into when looking to fill vacancies.