Speaking of former World Series champion managers, another one who remains on the market is John Farrell, who famously lead the Red Sox to the series back in 2013.
For his career, Farrell is far less experienced than both Showalter and Bochy by a wide margin, as while they each have 20+ years in experience in the league, he only has 7 years as a manager in Major League Baseball under his belt. However, he accomplished quite a bit in that time.
Originally a pitcher in the MLB, Farrell spent a total of 9 seasons between the Indians, Angels and Tigers before retiring following the 1996 season. Since retiring, he continued to remain in and around baseball, becoming a college coach and joining the Indians’ front office before being hired as pitching coach for the Red Sox prior to the 2007 season.
Farrell held that position through the 2010 season before being hired as the manager for the Toronto Blue Jays. Farrell managed Toronto for 2 years before the Red Sox made a deal with the Blue Jays to bring in Farrell back to Boston to become manager prior to the 2013 season.
As mentioned, Farrell’s first season in Boston resulted in him leading the club to a 97 – 65 season, securing the AL East Pennant and a World Series Championship. After regressing and having two losing seasons in 2014 and 2015, Farrell’s Sox rebounded in 2016, winning 93 games and finishing first in the AL East, but lost in the divisional series of the playoffs.
In 2017, Farrell once again lead the Red Sox to a Pennant after going 93-69, but once again were eliminated in the divisional round of the playoffs. Following this, the Red Sox very surprisingly parted ways with Farrell after 5 season.
In his 5 years with the Red Sox, Farrell won 3 AL East Pennants and a World Series Championship. Not too shabby given his limited managerial experience. Since then, he joined the Cincinnati Reds organization as a scout in 2018, while also appearing as an analyst for ESPN and FOX.
While he hasn’t managed in the MLB in a few seasons, there’s no denying that Farrell had quite a bit of success in his limited time as a member of the Red Sox.
With a World Series under his belt, multiple pennants and 3 separate 90+ win season over the course of his 7 years managing teams at the Major League level, if he is interested in making a return, the Mets should certain inquire into obtaining his services heading into 2022.