By C. Trent Rosecrans
Not only did Bobby Valentine replace Terry Francona with the Red Sox, Francona will now replace Valentine with ESPN.
Monday night the network announced that the former Red Sox manager will take over for Valentine as an analyst for ESPN's Sunday night baseball telecasts, joining Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the booth. He will also appear on the network's other news shows and will call the Little League World Series.
Francona, 52, filled in for Tim McCarver for two games durning the ALCS and by all accounts was a smashing success.
The Red Sox did not renew Francona's contract after the team's epic September collapse and then last week hired Valentine to replace him.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.