Manager is not the priority for Red Sox
Sox need to focus on getting better players
The Red Sox do not need John Farrell so much as they need someone like him, which admittedly may be trickier than it seems. Farrell has the polish and intelligence to deal with the Red Sox owners, administrators, and media. He has the credibility and presence to deal with the players. And he communicates clearly, directly, and, when needed, sternly.