Category: Terry Francona

Expectations Rise in Cleveland as Terry Francona Enters His First Season as Manager

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

When you have the kind of offseason the Cleveland Indians had, it's only natural that outside expectations are going to rise. Such is the case for first-year manager Terry Francona, who says it's now up to the guys wearing the Indians uniform to show why those expectations are so high. Terry ...

New Cleveland Outfielder Michael Bourn: I Just Wanted to Be Somewhere Where Somebody Really Wanted Me

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It seemed like outfielder Michael Bourn was never going to sign a new deal this offseason. Nearing the 11th hour, he eventually inked with the Cleveland Indians in a bit of a surprise move. He's getting acquainted with his new team, and a new league, as things get rolling in ...

Curt Schilling: Playing Against A-Rod Never Felt Genuine Because He Wanted the Same Respect as Derek Jeter Without Earning It

Friday, February 8th, 2013

During an ESPN Radio interview on Wednesday, Curt Schilling admitted that he was encouraged to use performance-enhancing drugs late in his career with the Red Sox by “former members of the organization” in the team’s clubhouse. The admission was another shocking blow to the world of baseball, but it's not ...

John Farrell Aims To Flip The Boston Red Sox Record As Well As Their Perception

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

For more than a year now, the storylines regarding baseball in Boston have mostly surrounded off-the-field issues. From the debacle to end the 2011 season, the hiring of Bobby Valentine and the megatrade this summer when the Red Sox weren't performing, things have generally been a mess. Now the Red Sox ...

Alex Anthopoulos Didn’t Feel It Would Benefit Blue Jays To Keep John Farrell If He Wanted Out

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

One of the worst kept secrets in all of baseball was the Boston Red Sox desire to have John Farrell become manager of the team after the club wasn't doing too well with Bobby Valentine by the time the MLB All-Star break hit. Farrell, a former pitching coach with Boston ...

Terry Francona: “I didn’t come here to go to pasture. We desperately want to win.”

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

The Cleveland Indians have a new manager. It's former Red Sox manager Terry Francona. After leading a monumental Boston collapse a few seasons ago, Tito decided to step away from the managerial side of things and spent this past season in the booth at ESPN. After a year away from ...

Larry Lucchino: Bobby Valentine Took Firing With Professionalism; Sox Won’t Set A Date On Hiring Next Manager Just Yet

Monday, October 8th, 2012

The dust has finally settled on what turned out to be an awful season for the Boston Red Sox. A franchise that has become the model of consistency over the past decade finished at 69-93, which was good for last place in the American League East. Bobby Valentine has been ...

Boston Red Sox David Ortiz: Between His Potential Dropoff and Boston’s Locker Room Issues, the Media Blows Things Out of Proportion

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox collapse at the end of last season has been thoroughly hashed out by this point, including the whole story including beer and chicken in the locker room. The question now in 2012 is how the team will look back on that whole saga and what it ...

Jason Varitek: Drinking in the Clubhouse Was Nothing New; Drinking in the Dugout Never Happened

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Boston Red Sox captain Jason Varitek says drinking in the clubhouse has gone on for years and has never been a problem -- especially when the Red Sox were winning. Drinking in the dugout? That's another story, and one that yet another unnamed Boston source has come out with, saying ...

Curt Schilling on Unraveling of Red Sox: “The way this was handled by the organization is pathetic and embarrassing. Why would you want to root for this team?”

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The blame game continues to gain momentum in Beantown. The Boston Globe got the ball rolling with an explosive article chronicling the essential culprits responsible for the Red Sox historic collapse. Now as the fallout continues former and current players weigh in on the mess that grows larger each day. Here ...