Boston Cuts Ties With Terry Francona
Red Sox make manager their scapegoat
In a collapse like the one the Boston Red Sox had this September, someone has to pay the price. That price was paid this morning, as the team declined to exercise ther option on the contract of manager Terry Francona.
Francona managed te team for 8 years, and was at the helm for our first World Series win in 86 years. He pulled it off again in 2007.
His axe job followed a tremendously uncomfortable press conference yesterday, where Terry and GM Theo Epstein took the heat for the September Swoon.
I'm not a fan of this move, but I wouldn't go nuts on someone who disagreed with me. I just think that Terry had little to do with the injuries to the pitching staff, and he most likely wasn't the driving force behind the decision to bring in Dice K and John Lacking Lackey.
Terry is reported to be heading to one of two jobs available in Chicago, running either the White Sox or the Cubs.
Godspeed, Tito... at least one writer in the region thinks the Sox made a bad move releasing you.