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.