Cleveland Guardians start offseason by bringing back Terry Francona

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Manager Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians makes a pitching change during the eighth inning in game two of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 14, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Manager Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians makes a pitching change during the eighth inning in game two of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 14, 2022 in New York, New York. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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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:

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