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Old 09-30-2011, 11:25 AM  
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The Latest On Terry Francona
By Mike Axisa [September 30 at 12:18pm CST]

As we learned last night and early this morning, the Red Sox and long-time manager Terry Francona are parting ways. Let's round up the latest on both the man and the team...

* Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal says that Francona and owners John Henry and Tom Werner all left Fenway Park after a 10am ET meeting this morning without making a comment. The meeting was held to discuss the team's future, and no official announcement has been made about Francona.
* Mike Lynch of WCTB TV in Boston reports that Red Sox GM Theo Epstein told management that Francona wasn't working out six weeks ago because of a "lack of urgency." Francona was voted out 3-0 a few weeks later.
* Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says this is a truly mutual split, however (Twitter link). Francona would have been willing to stay on if some issues were worked out.
* There's a non-zero chance that Francona lands with the White Sox, but Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter) that they won't pay big money for a manager unless it's Tony LaRussa.
* In another tweet, Knobler says that an Epstein-Francona package seemed possible for the Cubs at one point, but he doesn't think it's likely now.
* Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun doesn't see Francona managing the Orioles next year for several reasons.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:27 PM   #47
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Francona got the shaft hard here in Boston. I hope they never win another WS again. I tried to start a rumor at work that if the Pats don't win the Superbowl this year, he's getting fired because it's been almost 10 yrs since the last one with the way they did Francona. They didn't buy it though.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #48
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Francona got the shaft hard here in Boston. I hope they never win another WS again. I tried to start a rumor at work that if the Pats don't win the Superbowl this year, he's getting fired because it's been almost 10 yrs since the last one with the way they did Francona. They didn't buy it though.
, yes he was let go because he did not win the WS last season.
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