One option people have been mentioning is trading Daniel Bard to the Blue Jays for him. [Over the Monster](http://www.overthemonster.com/2012/8/28/3274436/john-farrell-and-the-insanity-of-player-manager-trades) explains why that is ridiculous:
> The idea of trading a player who has been very good in the past and could well be very good again in the near future when all the team needs to do is find someone competent seems like an overreaction. You will find few scenarios where trading a player for a manager is worthwhile, and none of them involving a player who has the ability to be as good as Daniel Bard.
Agreed. Instead, the Red Sox should just fire Bobby Valentine and promote Tim Bogar for next year. If that doesn’t work, John Farrell’s contract with the Blue Jays is up next year anyway.