Cleveland Guardians start offseason by bringing back Terry Francona
By Kevin Devine
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The Cleveland Guardians began their offseason with a crucial piece of business: agreeing to extend manager Terry Francona. Francona wanted to be back in the dugout, and the Guardians made the right move by welcoming him back. While the Guardians have not officially announced contract details or that the signing is official, it was the right move.
After missing some time each of the previous two years with a health concern, Francona was back on the bench for the entirety of 2022, including the stretch run and the playoffs. He said that he felt “energized” by the young players and the excitement of this team.
Let’s take a look at three reasons why bringing Tito back was the right move for the Guardians: