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  1. AL: What's important in September

    Rob Neyer

    Even if your team isn't in the pennant race, September is an important month. Here is what each American League team hopes to accomplish in the final month. Boston Red Sox: As the Red Sox enter the season's final stretch, Terry Francona's focus wi...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  2. Fear made Francona do it ... but of what?

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, it now seems crazy to walk the bases loaded to face Vladimir Guerrero. And yes, the move seemed particularly odd, coming as it did from the manager of the most sabermetrically oriented team in the history of ever. So why did Terry Francona do it...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  3. Francona managing by the numbers?

    Rob Neyer

    John Harper on the surprise ending to the Red Sox's season: The Red Sox love their numbers, we know that. Bill James, the godfather of sabermetrics, is a consultant to the organization. GM Theo Epstein is a "Moneyball" disciple, and on...

    Blog | October 13, 2009
  4. The limits (or not) of the numbers

    Rob Neyer

    Doug Glanville on leadoff men and the limits of the numbers: The other week, my former manager, the current Red Sox skipper Terry Francona, was discussing his leadoff hitter, Jacoby Ellsbury. Francona has been fielding a lot of questions about Ellsb...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  5. Francona wonders who wrote 'book'

    Rob Neyer

    When is a controversy not a controversy? How about Wednesday night when Gerald Laird tried to break up a no-hitter by laying down a bunt in the sixth inning? Laird's bunt went foul, Beckett finally gave up a hit in the seventh and then he plunked...

    Blog | June 04, 2009
  6. Boston's shaky SS defense

    Rob Neyer

    I love this quote -- in the wake of a double play that wasn't turned -- from Terry Francona (via Sean McAdam): "Evaluating our shortstops in May, for public consumption - I don't know that helps our cause. I watch the games. But it'...

    Blog | May 25, 2009
  7. Francona not concerned about Ortiz

    Rob Neyer

    Posted by ESPN's Claire Smith NEW YORK -- Terry Francona will not give up on David Ortiz. The Boston Red Sox manager not only made that clear during an interview session with the media prior to his team's scheduled game at Yankee Stadi...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  8. Ellsbury running for record?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of Jacoby Ellsbury stealing home against the Yankees last night, Joe McDonald spoke to Tommy Harper: Ellsbury Tommy Harper knows a thing or two about stealing a base. He holds the Red Sox&#3...

    Blog | April 27, 2009