// Terry Francona

Bobby Valentine is the Red Sox Manager, So Let Him Manage!

Owner John Henry said this in October of 2011: “Larry Lucchino runs the Red Sox.’’ That was made clear when new general manager Ben Cherington was sent on a hunt for a new manager of the Red Sox soon after Terry Francona was fired. Cherington soon found out that Lucchino was making the decision on […]

MLB to Add Two Teams to 2012 Playoffs

Boston Red Sox fans need no more painful reminders of how close they were to sneaking into the playoffs last season. One more strike on Robert Andino, six more inches on the left field wall at Tropicana Field, three more minutes on the clock. My left arm tingles just thinking about it. Well, sorry Red […]

Francona on Red Sox Beer Ban: “PR Move”

When ex-Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined ESPN as an analyst for the 2012 baseball season, it was inevitable that there would be some, let’s say, interesting exchanges when he was inevitably asked to comment on his former team. In the wake of his unceremonious exit following September’s collapse, Francona will be called upon […]

Photo: Terry Francona’s New Girlfriend Vanessa?

Terry Francona had a really rough month of September last year, which culminated in him losing his job as Red Sox manager and being subesequently turned down for the same job in St. Louis. After the Red Sox collpase, word got out that Francona’s 30-year marriage was on the rocks. He allegedly was spending most […]

Terry Francona Joins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, Baseball Tonight

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, who parted ways with the team after an epic collapse that knocked the Sox out of playoff contention, has found a new gig: ESPN baseball analyst. “I’m excited to join ESPN and to be able to talk about my passion for baseball with fans who love the game as […]

Bobby Valentine Hiring Process Yet Another Misstep By Management

WEEI Red Sox reporter Alex Speier reported Wednesday that Bobby Valentine’s hiring as the new manager flies in the face of an administrative promise made earlier in the off-season that the team would not go after a disciplinarian. While the report did not state who made the promise or to which player, a similar report […]

Bobby Valentine to Manage Red Sox in 2012

The Red Sox offered Bobby Valentine their managing job Tuesday while the 61-year-old was in Japan on personal business. Valentine immediately accepted, becoming the 45th manager in team history, according to ESPN’s Gordon Edes. Valentine is expected to be in Boston Wednesday afternoon, when the team will likely introduce him to the media. He previously […]

Report: Dale Svuem Front-Runner to be Next Red Sox Manager

Former Red Sox third base coach Dale Svuem appears to be the favorite to replace Terry Francona as Red Sox manager, “rival executives” told FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Svuem was the third-base coach in 2004 and 2005, and while he is held in high regard by Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, his skills as a third […]

Ex-Red Sox Strength Coach Dave Page Comments on Poor Conditioning

In an interview with WEEI on Friday, former Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning coach Dave Page revealed his perspective on this past season. Fired on Tuesday, Page shared his observations on the players’ late-season training regimen, the lack of support from the front office, the consumption of beer and fried chicken, and his feeling […]

Don’t be Fooled by the Propaganda from Red Sox Ownership

Beer, KFC, pill-popping, video games, fighting…sounds pretty fun. Unless you’re part of the professional baseball team that experienced the greatest collapse in Major League history–apparently that makes people a little upset. As has been highly reported, the Red Sox have imploded. Sweet. But the fact of the matter is that had the Red Sox had […]

Did Francona’s Marriage Issues, Use of Painkillers Affect Job Performance?

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona had a tumultuous eighth and final season with the Red Sox. His team was on pace in late August to win 100 games, but as we know, there was a lot of trouble in the Red Sox clubhouse. The fact that certain starting pitchers didn’t really care whether the […]

Red Sox Erred in Firing Francona, Should Cut Epstein Loose

It’s too late to undo firing Terry Francona, a rash decision born from the kind of rabid bloodlust that few fanbases besides Boston’s are capable of. But if John Henry wants to cut out the true cause of the Red Sox’s historic collapse, he needs to go one level higher and axe Theo Epstein. Player […]

The End of an Era: Terry Francona Out as Red Sox Manager

How did we get here? How did the best team ever not even qualify for October baseball? How did the team that loaded up in the offseason by signing Carl Crawford and trading for Adrian Gonzalez and was seen as the clear favorite in the American League finish third in its own division? How did team […]

2011 Boston Red Sox: The Saddest Little Baseball Team

At first I was angry. Then I gloated. Then I got sad. And now I’m just pissed. Let’s be honest, no one would have predicted this in March. No one would have thought the Red Sox would find themselves at a crossroad…again. In the press conference Thursday, a reporter asked about a roster overhaul. Didn’t […]

Rays Rally and Red Sox Crumble to Complete Crushing September Collapse

Blame it on the rain. On a night that started out looking like everything could be forgotten. The Red Sox would make the playoffs and the collapse would be nothing but an after thought. The Rays were down 7-0 to the Yankees and the Red Sox were up on the Orioles. Unfortunately, the baseball gods […]