Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pauses as he speaks to 

Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pauses as he speaks to the media during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Boston. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up the option on Terry Francona's contract in the wake of the team's September collapse. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)
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Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pauses as he speaks to the media during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in Boston. In a joint statement released on Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up the option on Terry Francona's contract in the wake of the team's September collapse. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye)
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