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    Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Francona, Red Sox, expected to part

    From the article, I'm not sure if this is a done deal. From the outside looking in he looks like someone I'd like to see manage the Reds. The point's moot anyway.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Jesus... that is just a silly move if that is true. He is one of the best managers in the game. Who ever gets him will get a really good baseball man.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    There are conflicting reports. The most believable one I've seen says he's not being fired. Rather, he's tired of dealing with all the crap and will ask them not to pick up his 2012 & 2013 options.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    I'd take him as The Reds skipper in a heart beat. Wow.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    "We're happy with what we have."

    Without Dusty, who'd plug Paul Yawnish into the lineup every other day?

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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

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    I'd take him as The Reds skipper in a heart beat. Wow.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    "We're happy with what we have."

    Without Dusty, who'd plug Paul Yawnish into the lineup every other day?
    Like 75% of this board before this season.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan View Post
    "We're happy with what we have."

    Without Dusty, who'd plug Paul Yawnish into the lineup every other day?
    Don't blame Dusty. Janish was the best SS on tje roster. That was a GM failing.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Wow, I thought Francona was firmly entrenched in Boston for years to come.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Reminds me of when the Reds fired Sparky. Complete over-reaction to not winning the division, although this one does include an epic collapse.

    I could see the Cubs and Cards battling after him.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    This is in line with what I've heard as well. He did have a storied career as a utility infielder in Cincinnati...

    I'd take him and Youk in 2013.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    This is in line with what I've heard as well. He did have a storied career as a utility infielder in Cincinnati...

    I'd take him and Youk in 2013.
    Didn't the Reds pick him up because he was friends with Rose, or have I been eating too much chili before going to bed again? Or both, maybe.

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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    Yeah, Francona is the worst pitcher I've ever seen down the stretch..... no, wait.

    Francona didn't choke. His pitching did.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

    If he's out of there, I hope Walt offers him a special assistant gig. It would be terrific for the Reds to have a manager-in-waiting on the payroll that we could actually clamor to have as the manager.
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    Re: Francona expected to leave Red Sox, per Rosenthal

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