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In something totally different in Red Sox Nation the Sox will be looking for the 2nd new manager in as many years. After Terry Francona’s 8 successful years at the helm in Boston Bobby Valentine barely made it through the one. So it’s back to the drawing board. While the Red Sox will look to several of the managers that they did the last time around they will be taking a wholly different approach in the winter of 2012.
Valentine was a disaster in his year at the helm
The structure of the team is entirely different this time around. Last year, in the wake of the September collapse and all that went down behind the scenes, the Sox were looking for someone stern and experienced who could keep the big contracts and big ego guys in line. They looked early at some up-and-coming guys with less experience but they clearly valued someone who had been in a major league dugout before and narrowed the field down to Valentine and Tigers 3rd base coach and former Pirates and White Sox manage...
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From the Cleveland Indians media relations team;
CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians and Executive Vice President & General Manager Chris Antonetti today announced that the club has named TERRY FRANCONA Major League Manager, agreeing to terms on a four-year contract thru 2016.
Francona, 53, brings more than 30 years of professional baseball experience to the Indians organization...
CLEVELAND -- Money never came up.
Well it came up in the brief negotiations about his salary, but new Indians manager Terry Francona said he never asked if the Indians would commit to spending more money on players, or if the payroll would increase.
I dont want to say its none of my business, Francona said Monday morning at his introductory news conference. But that wasnt one of...
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The Boston Red Sox self destructed at the end of last season when they blew a huge lead and missed the playoffs and they were never really in the race this campaign.
Bobby Valentine was hired after former manager Terry Francona was let go after last year’s meltdown, but he now joins Francona on the unemployment line since the Red Sox fired him on Oct...
Mark Shapiro The Indians team president and Chris Antonetti may have just pulled off one of the greatest job protection acts of all time. They reached out and hired Terry Francona to be the Cleveland Indians 42nd manager and they pulled it of. Francona came out in his post hiring press conference and said there were two big reasons he took the Indians manager job, Shapiro and Antonetti...
The Bobby Valentine Era ended in Boston after one glorious dumpster fire of a season, where the Red Sox lost 95 games, their most since 1965. Bobby V was fired by the team after the season faster than you can say Yastrzemski. It's sad to see Bobby V leave the Red Sox after a season that was low on wins, but high on schadenfreude. Valentine went down with the grace and aplomb...
The Cleveland Indians formally introduced new manager Terry Francona at a press conference Monday at Progressive Field. Francona signed a four-year deal over the weekend to manage the Indians, but hopes to be around longer than that. "I don't want to be a rental manager," Francona said. "I didn't want to come in worried. I want to be part of the solution...
The Cleveland Indians are wasting no time filliing their managerial vacancy, and will be hiring former Phillies and Red Sox manager Terry Francona. The news is expected to be announced on Monday. Francona was fired by the Red Sox after the 2011 season when Boston collapsed down the stretch and missed the playoffs, and he spent this season as an analyst with ESPN.
The only two candidates...
There are a lot of names that are floating out there in regards to who will serve as the replacement for ex-Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine.
When we look at the field, there are five names that really make a lot of sense to us. Let’s check them out.
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The Cleveland Indians have pegged Terry Francona to be their next manager. The Indians are just waiting for Francona to sign the contract. The Indians are hoping that bringing in Francona can stabilize a young team that withered in the second half of the baseball season.
Francona won two World Series titles while with the Boston Red Sox. He managed them for nine seasons but was fired...
Reports indicate that Terry Francona will be the new manager for the Cleveland Indians. As we all know Terry resigned after the 2010-2011 horror show and went to analyze ball for ESPN.Sources weren't ruling out the possibility of Francona returning back to Boston, but the Red Sox will be seeing him when he and the Indians come to Boston on May 23rd to open a 4 game series.It...
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“You have to wonder if there really was a decision to be made. Chris Antonetti fired Manny Acta on September 27th, and his first order of business was to call Francona...
Terry Francona spent Friday in Cleveland interviewing for the Indians' vacant managerial job. Francona formally met with members of the team's front office and scouting and player development departments at Progressive Field, according to MLB.com. Sandy Alomar Jr. interviewed with the club Thursday. "Just looking at Terry, he's obviously had a lot of success...
If there is such a thing as a “Bobby V. guy,” I’m it.
Do I believe he was placed in a no-win situation? Yes.
Was he dealt a roster that was entirely injury-prone and not as talented as previously thought (over 1400 innings LOST to injury)? Yes.Did he have his legs cut out from under him by players and management all season with the whole Kevin Youkilis fiasco in April...
BOSTON --There was an unprecedented amount of injuries. One by one, Bobby Valentine was forced to shuffle his lineup with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Andrew Bailey, John Lackey and Will Middlebrooks sidelined by injuries for extended periods of time. Even complementary players like Cody Ross, Ryan Sweeney, Darnell McDonald and Daniel...
Wow…..Wow….Wow. I still can’t believe it.
The day the Indians decided to fire Manny Acta as their skipper, the first non-Sandy Alomar-name floated out there was Terry Francona. When I saw it, I laughed. In fact, I scoffed at it to the point of being insulted by it being made public. Here were my exact quotes just over a week ago:
Save your Terry Francona pipe dreams. The...