John Farrell takes shot at Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during MLB action in...

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues with home plate umpire Laz Diaz during MLB action in Baltimore July 26, 2013. (REUTERS/Doug Kapustin)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:14 PM ET

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, Public Enemy No. 1 as far as Blue Jays fans are concerned, took a shot at his former organization this week when he was taking questions at a seminar.

His comments were reported Wednesday by Boston-based web site, massLive.com. He was asked if he noticed a difference in how the organizations develop pitchers.

"We can have a seminar on this question -- not just because it's Toronto and Boston," Farrell said. "There are very distinct differences and it starts, I think it starts, at the top. And the reason I say that: I found Toronto to be a scouting-based organization, which to me is on one plane, one-dimensional. You're looking at tools. Here, it's a player-development-based system. It's the paths of the individuals that are running the organization. And that's not to be critical.


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