Heyman On Francona, Red Sox

One managerial job was filled today, but hours later another one opened up. The Astros officially announced that they’ll make Bo Porter their next manager just a few hours before Manny Acta was dismissed in Cleveland. Here are some notes on MLB managers from Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com…

  • Francona’s name has surfaced in insider circles as a possible manager for the Indians or Tigers, Heyman reports. "I'm really uncomfortable talking about any jobs," Francona said, acknowledging he'd consider certain opportunities. Sandy Alomar Jr. is favored for the position in Cleveland, however.
  • Ben Cherington’s comments on WEEI seemed to suggest the Red Sox would be searching for a manager again this offseason, but the GM told Heyman he didn’t mean to allude to Bobby Valentine during his radio interview this morning. "It had nothing to do with Bobby,” Cherington said. “But if it came across that way, my mistake.''


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8 Comments on "Heyman On Francona, Red Sox"


johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

It has gotten almost comical all these stories regarding if/when Valentine will be fired, about like when Georgie used to fire Billy Martin on an almost yearly basis, then of course, Georgie would always hire martin back after his NYY missed the PO and martin WOULD get his teams that far..

Martin and Valentine both have the *mouth* for the job.. Bobby V should take up hard drinking (like Martin) and maybe he would start spewing out obnoxious things to the media and make it easier, cause valentine won’t ever get rehired by Boston.. Tad different in Martin winning and Bobby V cruising his way to a dogfight for the cellar.

Table
2 years 10 months ago

Tigers? Is Jim Leyland expected to retire or something?

Ham3131
2 years 10 months ago

There is much speculation because Jim Leyland’s contract is set to expire at the end of the season and ownership/management has not discussed an extension at this time. Most of the pundents feel that his fate will be determined by if the Tigers get into the post season and obviously how far they advance.

FunkyTime
2 years 10 months ago

Leyland is slightly more popular in Detroit right now than Bobby Valentine is in Boston. Slightly …

He’s pretty much worn out his welcome here. He had a solid 7 year run, but the Tigers have been extremely inconsistent this season, and he seems to be getting more and more fed up with anyone questioning his questionable decisions. It’s probably time for both parties to move on.

randomkeys
2 years 10 months ago

How could Cherington possibly suggest that the Red Sox would be searching for a manager without it alluding to Valentine?

2 years 10 months ago

as a Tigers fan, I have zero interest in this guy.

Kirk Edward Gerwin
2 years 10 months ago

Been saying since last post-season that Francona would be the next manager of the Detroit Tigers. I just had a gut feeling.

qbass187
2 years 10 months ago

Does anyone actually take Jon Heyman seriously as a reporter?