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Terry Francona Replacement: 5 Managers Who Could Save the Red Sox in 2012

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Terry Francona Replacement: 5 Managers Who Could Save the Red Sox in 2012
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It turns out leading your team to one of the worst collapses in baseball history can lead to you losing your job, after all. John Heyman of Sports Illustrated is reporting that the Red Sox will announce later today that Terry Francona will be fired after eight seasons as the Red Sox skipper. 

Francona brought two World Series titles to a town that was desperate for a championship, and now he’s being shown the door after a season where his team won 90 games and actually improved upon their win total from a year ago.

The Red Sox organization is reeling after finishing 7-20 in September and looking for a savior in one of the most baseball-obsessed towns in the nation. Who can save them?

Here are five possible replacements...

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