Tribe Re-Ups Terry Francona For Two Additional Years
Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona (who brought two rings to Boston) had his contract extended for two additional years by the Indians. Tito was already under contract for 2017 and 2018, but ownership in Cleveland extended him two additional year (2019, 2020). Some ownership groups are far-sighted, some aren't. Francona has had four straight winning seasons in The Mistake By The Lake—a huge turnaround for what was a moribund franchise. Taking this year's squad to Game Seven of the World Series is a further testament to Francona's Hall of Fame managerial credentials.