Boston Red Sox, Terry Francona could part ways - ESPN Boston
Be super interested to see where he heads next...
It sure looks that way:
Red Sox reportedly decide against exercising option on manager Terry Francona's contract | MLB.com: News
This is IMHO a bad move, and may come back to haunt them. Francona did not waste hundreds of millions on turds like Lackey, Crawford, Drew, Dice-K.(Decent...maybe at times, but for what they paid? Yup: TURD) Jenkins, Lugo, etc. That blame goes to Epstein, a guy I would drive to Chicago personally of the White Sox still want him.
It also goes to underachieving players like Lackey who absolutely sucked this year and whined to the media about "personal issues". Newsflash asshole: We all have personal issues. You are a grown man. Deal with them in your own time and while you are on the field throw the ball over the plate, in the strike zone if possible, and make sure the other team isn't scoring a run or two each inning. Secondly, your WIFE is the one with the issues. She might be dead next year, along with being divorced if news reports are accurate, while you get paid millions to go 7-14 with a 6.6 ERA..if you are lucky enough to stay below 7's.
What's worse is that they may be stuck with the turds for awhile, and not able to sign some of their younger talent for good contracts because of it.
I have a feeling that Henry may clean house over this and start over, and that may not be such a bad thing. I am rooting for Tampa because they played their asses off this month and with any luck they will get past Texas and give the Yankees a good series. That said, I think the Phillies will steamroll anyone coming out of the AL this year. That pitching staff is one for the ages, and that team will be good for many years to come.