The Laconia Muskrats have formally offered Terry Francona their managerial position for the 2012 season (see contract below). Francona was released from his contract with the Boston Red Sox today after eight seasons and 2 World Series titles.
“We know Francona will be a hot commodity and we wanted to convey our offer to him first,” said Muskrats General Manager Noah Crane. The Muskrats have faxed a contract to Francona’s agent Pat Rooney at SFX Baseball. Crane added, “Our hope is that he will trade Red Sox Nation for Muskrat Nation.”
In addition to a $6000 salary, the contract includes many perks for Francona. He will get a host family to live with during the summer, a free membership at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, a personal parking space at Robbie Mills Field, 25% discount at Burrito Me, and 25 token cards at Funspot.
2011 Muskrats manager, Matt Alison, will be reassigned on the coaching staff should Francona accept the position. Former Gilford High School star, Luke Demko, will remain the pitching coach.
The Muskrats won the NECBL Eastern Divsion Championship in 2011 and the quest for a championship begins June 7 2012.