Terry Francona enjoyed a great deal of success in a big-time market in Boston.
As the Red Sox’ manager for eight seasons, Francona lead the team to two World Series titles and 744 wins. He certainly had a huge impact on the ball club, but it undoubtedly helped that Boston is a major-market team and could pay high-priced talent like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Curt Schilling. Moving to a smaller market team in Cleveland, Francona will have to lobby a lot harder to bring in some talented free agents this offseason.
NESN’s Tom Caron and Peter Gammons discussed Francona’s prospects as the Cleveland manager on Tuesday’s edition of Red Sox Now. To hear what they had to say, check out the video above.