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Francona wants to manage in 2012

Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:48 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Terry Francona hopes to manage next season, according to a report from ESPN's Buster Olney.

Francona's contract was picked up by the Red Sox late last week. We looked at possible landing spots for Francona on Friday, noting that if he wants to manage in 2012, he'll certainly have a chance.

Olney also reported Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin will be one of the people interviewed to replace Francona in Boston. Mackanin was also on our list of possible replacements. One name that wasn't on our list was Torey Lovullo, the Pawtucket Red Sox manager in 2010 who went with John Farrell to Toronto. Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted that Lovullo would be considered, while he writes that Bobby Valentine and Joe Torre are not candidates.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:59 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Bobby Valentine has made himself into the biggest jerkoff manager you can find in baseball. He's a self proclaimed "great mind" people bought into, but in reality he has done nothing, won nothing, and probably will never get hired as a manager in baseball again because of his final managerial days in baseball and the way he has paraded around boasting about how he wants this and that job while acting like Jay-Z's "F YOU PAY ME" before he has ever accomplished anything. He is the manager version of the story of "Casey At Bat." Three strikes and he is out, but for some reason his fictional legendary feats continue on to deceive those who hear his name!



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:54 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Joe Torre as Red Sox manager would be classic.

Talk about drama.




While I think Torre is a great manager I would just hate to see him in Boston after the crap he pulled with the Sept 11th hats and such. He could not have made much more of a mistake for myself. To the poster who said Francona is just a hair better than Girardi? Give me a break. Yes he had a larger payroll in Boston but he still won where no one had won in 86 years and that says something.




Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:52 am
 

Take a long break...you deserve it.

My advice to Francona is to just take a break, and enjoy life away from Boston --and away from all of that pressure.  Trust me, you'll live a longer, happier life. 



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:48 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Contract is picked up or not? Who wrote this a MLB umpire?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:47 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

He should take 1 year off & enjoy life.There will be twice as many offers for twice as much money the following year.Money mouth



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:33 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Come to Kansas City, Terry! We'd love to have a manager that has a clue how to manage. We have tons of young, talented players. Lead a team of young stars in the making that actually WANT to play hard, instead of a team of spoiled brat veterans that doesn't feel the need to play hard all the time.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:18 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Article should say his contract was NOT pickedup



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:17 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Joe Torre as Red Sox manager would be classic.

Talk about drama.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:14 am
 

Francona wants to manage in 2012

Why would anyone want Francona?  He is maybe a hair better than Joe Girardi.  Both benefited from having huge payrolls and money spending owners.  In 4 years in Philly, Francona finished no better than 3rd in the NL East and never had a winning record yet somehow taking time off from managing magically made him good enough to win the WS in his first year as Sox manager.  Please.


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