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At one time, Francona spoke highly of his owners, and they did of him, but the parting was ugly. Henry was asked if he would ever sit with Francona and try to hash it out and he said he thought he did, but that was before the book reopened wounds that may never heal.
Valentine always liked the owners and they always liked him, and even the parting with Valentine was cordial because there was a feeling on both sides the fit just wasn’t right.
We soon will find out if Farrell, who has a four-year deal, is best suited “with this group.” And we’ll certainly trace the relationship between Farrell and his bosses over time.