Tito Extended

Three years, plus two option years.  Financial terms not yet disclosed, though Gordon Edes indicates it doesn’t exceed the deal Joe Torre received from Los Angeles (3/$13M).

Much deserved.  Congrats, Tito.

8 comments… add one
  • Great news.

    mattymatty February 24, 2008, 12:31 pm
  • I’m happy for the guy, he earned it. WTG Tito, a salute to the last 2 World Series and here’s to many more.

    no sleep til brooklyn SF February 24, 2008, 1:00 pm
  • Tito = The Straw that Stirs the Drink

    Dirty Water February 24, 2008, 1:36 pm
  • good for him…he’s clearly the best manager for the sox in a very long time…and he’s likable…

    dc February 24, 2008, 2:55 pm
  • The Globe reports it’s 3 years, $12 million, so one of the richest managerial contracts in the game. Well deserved. After 2011, the Sox can accept both option years, worth $4.25 and $4.5 million.
    So, the contract could wind up being five years, $20.75 million.
    Good to see Francona finally getting his due. If the Sox have a good season this year, I think he’ll probably win MOY out of deference to his achievements the past four years.

    Paul SF February 24, 2008, 6:12 pm
  • Maybe the best manager in the game right now. I’m pleased. It is well-deserved.
    Also, ESPN reporting that the Red Sox have sined 2005 Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon to a minor-league deal. I like this, too.

    I'mBillMcNeal February 24, 2008, 6:21 pm
  • I’m thrilled for Francona. Who would have thought he’d be the one to deliver two series?

    Bostondreamer February 24, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • Great to see this – I figured they were just keeping negotiations under the radar, and it looks like I was correct. Best Sox manager of my lifetime by far (although I’m only 22), and a magician in the postseason. I’m happy to see him with the Sox for another four to six years.

    Micah-SF February 25, 2008, 2:25 pm

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