Found November 16, 2011 on RedSoxLife:
Let's pretend for a moment that I'm Ben Cherington. Here's the speech I give to my manager finalists."The offer, if I make the offer, is for two years. The reason is simple. Normally, a manager canned during the season is replaced by an interim guy, and one canned after the season is fully replaced. But let's be honest, I'm new in this job, and we're still figuring out what we want."The Yankees, their timing was right for Girardi. After years of Torre getting too fond and too forgiving of his players, and the Boss fading from his old terrible self, Joe Girardi was the perfect hardass to walk into that dugout. Here, in 2004, we knew Terry Francona was our guy -- ready for the new approach, and a player psychologist. Joe Kerrigan might have been able to roll with that, but we didn't think so. We wanted our guy."Some of us want a whip-cracker. Some want to provoke nausea among the players, like Alex in Clockwork Orange, if they so much as thi...

Tito is taking the year off

Sean McAdam of CSNNE has an update on Terry Francona: "I'm not going to try to manage next year,'' said Francona by phone Wednesday, "for my benefit.'' "When I interviewed in St. Louis, I was genuinely excited about it,'' said Francona. "St. Louis was such an exciting opportunity. But we were all  beaten up at the end of the year...

BoSox should consider McClendon

The Red Sox managerial search has turned into the Boston Boondoggle. Terry Francona was ousted as the Boston skipper at the very beginning of October. Wednesday night, some six weeks later, Sox officials hit the reset button. Apparently dissatisfied with their current group of candidates, they are going to expand their search. In doing so, they need to interview Tigers hitting...

Francona says he won't manage next season

Terry Francona said he needs to "re-energize" and won't manage anywhere in 2012.

Francona doesn't plan to manage in 2012

Terry Francona, who led the Red Sox to World Series championships in 2004 and '07, does not plan manage next season after enduring the toughest month of his Boston tenure in September.

Francona says he will not manage in 2012

MILWAUKEE—Former Boston manager Terry Francona will not be the next manager of the Cubs, saying “I’m not going to try to manage next year” in an interview with Comcast New England.

Remove Terry Francona from Cubs’ list

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona told Comcast New England that he doesn’t want to manage next season. Though not a top target of the Cubs, Francona did interview with president Theo Epstein by phone. “I’ve talked to Theo numerous times,” Francona told Comcast New England. “We both know...

Francona withdraws from Cubs manager search

Terry Francona said he needs to "re-energize" and won't manage anywhere in 2012.

Report: Mackanin not in the mix for BoSox vacancy

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly trimmed their list of managerial candidates by one.Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin is reportedly not in the running for the vacancy created when the Red Sox cut ties with Terry Francona at the end of the season.Boston had been given an extension by the Phillies to speak with Mackanin, but have apparently declined to do so.The Red...

On second thought, Terry Francona won’t manage next year

Over the past six weeks, Terry Francona has shown a talent for stepping out before he's pushed out. Whether he was actually fired by the Boston Red Sox or not, Francona was given the opportunity to step away. The mutual agreement between the two sides made it appear as if he may have resigned before being dismissed. The last managerial opening remaining for Francona was with...

Tito. Theo. Paps. Heidi, Too?

First, the Sox and Terry Francona parted company. Then with Theo Epstein. And then Jonathan Papelbon left.And now, it's Heidi Watney taking's off from Boston. She's heading back to California to be the Los Angeles Lakers sideline reporter. (She does know that the NBA is still locked out, right?)Will the bloodletting from last September ever stop? Now I'm really depressed...

National writer: Red Sox should look at Tigers' Lloyd McClendon

So the Red Sox are still looking for a manager. After interviewing five candidates, including Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont, Boston is reportedly expanding its search for Terry Francona's replacement.

Sveum Reportedly Offered Cubs Manager Job

The Chicago Cubs late Wednesday reportedly offered the manager position to Dale Sveum, the Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach. Sveum was offered the job after meeting with the Cubs for a second time at the general managers' meeting in Brew City, according to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal also reported the offer, citing sources. Mike Maddux...
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