- Mar 22, 2009
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I get it...I just think he’s overrated quite a bit... He never cracked .500 when he was with the Phillies I believe ? And they started to take off immediately once they fired him as an NL East contender
Took over a loaded Boston team that was in game 7 of the ALCS the previous year and should have been in the World Series in ‘03...He was handed the keys to a ready made championship contender
Not only were the Red Sox loaded but they continued to have success as an organization after Francona ...
He has his moments but there’s so many head scratching moments as well... I like the guy, I’m fine with him as the manager... I just think he’s pretty overrated overall...
Certainly he's had some talented rosters, but he's also a really, really good manager.
I think managing a clubhouse/locker room is one of the most essential (and maybe underrated) pieces to a winning sports franchise and Tito does that as good as any other manager in the league. The 4 years in Philly aside, he's done nothing but win.
I have a feeling people won't fully appreciate him until he's no longer managing the team.