Manager Terry Francona is still not ready to begin a chapter of his life beyond the fights after he guided the 2022 Cleveland Guard to the American League Central title.
Follow Related press (h/t ESPN), Francona has agreed to return as Cleveland head coach for at least the 2023 MLB season. While he was previously. suggestions he plans to be in management for at least another year, health issues and the fact that he has yet to sign a contract puts his future in doubt somewhat.
Back in 2020, Francona handle gastrointestinal problems and many blood clots. In July 2021, the 63-year-old will be out of action for the rest of that season to focus on recuperation and recovery.
Under his leadership, MLB’s youngest team is hot at the right time in the summer and official months. stuck took the AL Centers crown for the 2022 campaign on September 25. 92-70 Cleveland then overcame the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card round of the tournament after last season when the lesser Defenders were defeated. against the New York Yankees in the deciding game of the fifth AL Division Series game held in the Bronx.
“Physically, it’s getting harder,” twice AL Manager of the Year (2013, 2016) admits about doing the job when talking to The athlete’s Ken Rosenthal last month. “I want to enjoy what I’m doing. It’s getting harder and harder, just because it’s physically harder. I just want to be careful. And at the same time, I want to be fair to the team.”
Worst of all, Francona is a strong contender to win the title of Manager of the Year in 2022.