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Francona replaces Valentine on ESPN Sunday Night telecasts

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Francona replaces Valentine on ESPN Sunday Night telecasts

Bobby Valentine took Terry Francona's job as Red Sox manager, so it's only fitting that Francona take Valentine's job as ESPN analyst.

In another winter meetings trade, ESPN said Monday that Francona will become an analyst for its Sunday night game telecasts next season, taking Valentine's spot alongside Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser in the broadcast booth.