John Farrell was right manager for right team

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hoists the World Series championship trophy after winning Game...

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hoists the World Series championship trophy after winning Game 6 on Wednesday night. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:51 PM ET

The construction of the 2013 World Series champion Boston Red Sox took a step forward with the acquisition of a solid, support beam 375 days ago.

After a terrible 69-win season, manager Bobby Valentine had been fired.

Boston president Larry Lucchino and general manager Ben Cherrington traded infielder Mike Aviles to the Blue Jays for manager John Farrell and reliever David Carpenter on Oct. 21.

Farrell had long been coveted by the Red Sox.

During the 2011 World Series, after Farrell completed his first year with the Blue Jays as Red Sox boss Theo Epstein was headed out the door to Chicago to fix the Cubs, Esptein’s final words were: Get Farrell.

That didn’t happen as the Jays dug their heels in and kept Farrell for Year 2.

After the Valentine experiment failed, the Red Sox came calling again.

Never mind that future Hall of Famer Omar Vizquel had said Farrell lost control of the Jays clubhouse.

Like the Jays, who hired John Gibbons, the


Videos

Photos