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Should Francona have been the scapegoat?

He didn't get job done Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Somebody has to wear it, and for lack of a better alternative, it should have been Terry Francona. General manager Theo Epstein said Francona would not be branded the scapegoat. Teams don't lose nine-game September leads and not have a scapegoat. Are others more deserving? Probably, but what are the Red Sox to do? Release John Lackey and eat the remaining $45.75 million on his deal? Admit Carl Crawford was a bust and make a request that he proves worthy of the $122 million owed him? Let the wunderkind GM bolt for the Cubs because his blueprint called for guys such as Andrew Miller, Erik Bedard and Tim Wakefield to start key...

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