11/9 Francona update
Terry Francona interviewed with the Cardinals on Wednesday. There has been speculation that Francona could rejoin Theo Epstein in Chicago with the Cubs, who are also looking for a manager. Francona was the only manager Epstein hired in Boston when he was GM there.
However, the Cubs might not be the right fit for Francona. Epstein acknowledged as much last week.
“I’ve talked to Theo a bunch, actually, which I’ve appreciated,” Francona told MLB.com’s Ian Browne on Wednesday. “Theo and I are always going to be friends, regardless of what happens, so that’s good.”
— Carrie Muskat