If the Red Sox want John Farrell, the Blue Jays won’t stand in the way
The #Bluejays are not expected to stand in the way of the #redsox pursuit of John Farrell
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 5, 2012
Now, what “aren’t expected to stand in the way” means is a good question. It could just mean that they will let Boston talk to him. It does not necessarily mean that they can simply hire him, because Farrell is under contract with Toronto still, and the Jays would be silly to let him go for nothing, even if they have no interest in him in the long term. Leverage being leverage and all.