Terry Francona

Sweeny: Derek Jeter Stories, As Told From The Opposite DugoutWhen Jeter announced he would retire at the end of the season, I began asking those around the game for their favorite stories. Here is what they told me.
MLB Players React To Biogenesis Bans: 'We Want These Guys Out Of The Game'"If all the allegations are true, then I'm glad they got caught and I'm glad baseball is doing something about it," Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.
Keidel: A Hearty Girardi -- 'G.I. Joe' Making Early Case For Manager Of The YearIndeed, Girardi seems the easy choice for Manager of the Year again, at least at the quarter-pole.
Giglio: Knicks-Celtics Series Is Far From 2004 Yankees-Red Sox ALCSOutside of the cities that the respective teams represent, there is little that connects the 2004 Yankees and Red Sox to the 2013 Knicks and Celtics.
Cleveland Abuzz Over New-Look Indians, Former Yankees Slugger SwisherCleveland has caught "Indians fever" -- partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.
Zach McAllister Gives Indians Innings Eater In RotationZach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
Former Red Sox, Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Hired As AD At Sacred HeartFormer Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. The university in Fairfield, Conn., said Friday that Valentine's appointment will be formally announced next Tuesday.
Nick Swisher Hoping To Bring Yankee Magic To ClevelandSwisher, who spent the past four seasons wearing Yankees pinstripes, was introduced Thursday by the Indians.
Yankees Still Waiting On Youkilis; Indians Nab ReynoldsThe Yankees have put their own offseason twist on a classic Abbott and Costello routine: "Teixeira's on first, Cano's on second and I Don't Know's on third."
Kevin Youkilis Weighing 'Good Choices'; Indians Join Yankees In MixIt has to be a dream scenario for the former Red Sox star: play for the Yankees or his former manager, Terry Francona.
Palladino: Valentine Was Right For Mets In 2000, Wrong For Boston In 2012Red Sox management got rid of the big contracts, along with the big egos. What remained still hated Bobby Valentine.
Ex-Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Fired By Red Sox Following Dreadful 2012 SeasonThe brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.