Terry Francona may be out as manager of the Red Sox as early as today so reports a lot of people with sources. I for one would be very happy if the Cubs targeted him as their manager. He’s one of the best in the game. He might be the best.
Terry Francona may depart as manager of the Boston Red Sox, a well-placed source within the organization said Thursday.
“It has not been decided yet whether (Francona) is wanted back or will want to come back,” the source said. Francona’s fate could be decided in a meeting of the team’s upper management of owner John Henry, CEO Larry Lucchino and chairman Tom Werner. The meeting is expected to be held on Friday.
Despite general manager Theo Epstein’s declaration during a news conference Thursday at Fenway Park that “we don’t believe in scapegoats, in particular nobody blames Tito for what happened in September,” Francona’s future with the team remains very much in doubt.
Francona himself reinforced the idea that after eight seasons, he may have run his course as manager.
“It’s a fair question,” he said when asked if he wanted to be back.
Acquiring Theo Epstein would be awesome too.