Sunday, February 24, 2008

Quiet Sunday?

Not exactly a quiet Sunday as the Red Sox ink Terry Francona to a three year extension with options and sign Bartolo Colon to a minor league contract.

Francona's pair of World Series pelts in four seasons reversed his perceived failures during his prior tenure with the Phillies. Francona is in the top 100 managers all time with 660 wins and has the highest post-season winning percentage of any manager with at least twenty decisions.

One would have to expect Francona to be ebullient with financial security for life, and from an ego perspective, recognition of his achievements as Red Sox manager. Francona has shown an ability to extract the best from his troops, and keep problems contained and in house.

As for Colon, the Sox roll the dice on the 34 year-old right-hander known for a pair of twenty game winning seasons, most recently in 2005, and a perennial weight problem.

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