Terry Francona.  Two World Championships in Boston and one catastrophic end to the the Red Sox 2011 season.  Considered the front-runner for the opening in St. Louis.

During the parade for the Sox 2004 world series win, Terry Francona look every fan he could in the eye. It was pretty amazing.

“If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.” – Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

“If there was ever a man born to be a hitter it was me.” – Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox he was so modest.

It's time to blow up Red Sox roster    NEW YORK – It will be three years and no postseason if the current trend continues with the Boston Red Sox.  Two of those seasons were during Terry Francona’s tenure as manager. This one belongs to Bobby Valentine.    Can we finally say now that it’s not the manager?    Can we finally say out loud and with some forcefulness that the problem is the roster?    What is the common denominator over the last three seasons?

It’s time to blow up Red Sox roster

Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and second baseman Dustin Pedroia won Gold Gloves.

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Ranking the playing careers of all 30 MLB managers  -  April 18, 2017:   11. BOSTON RED SOX: JOHN FARRELL  -    Farrell spent eight seasons as a starting pitcher at the MLB level but was never the same after missing '91 and '92 due to elbow injuries. In the prior four seasons as an Indian, he started 87 games (32-30), totaling a 3.93 ERA/1.33 WHIP with 13 complete games and two shutouts.

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox manager, diagnosed with lymphoma, sidelined indefinitely