Millar enters Farrell-BoSox debate

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:25 PM ET

ARLINGTON - Kevin Millar and John Farrell never overlapped during their time with the Boston Red Sox.

The infielder and the pitching coach missed each other by one season.

Yet, Millar has an opinion of what the current Blue Jays manager should do as Red Sox ownership considers whether Farrell should replace the departed Terry Francona.

“Don’t you lose the integrity of the contract if you leave?” Millar, an MLB.Network analyst, said at the World Series Monday night, “This is not the NFL where they rip up contracts and do them over all the time.”

Farrell signed a three-year contract to manage the Jays a year ago Tuesday.

“The easy way out is to go to Boston,” said Millar. “The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, what more could you ask for? But why sign the contract if you are going to leave?”

Millar, who played 78 games for the Jays in 2009, said Farrell should stay and guessed he would.

“I think John Farrell is happy where he is, why would he leave?” Millar said. “He has Ricky Romero, one of the best lefties in the game. He has Jose Bautista in beast mode. He has the kid, Brett Lawrie coming.

“When you start a challenge you should finish it.”


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