After an abysmal collapse that watched the Red Sox let a 9 1/2 game lead slip away, manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein announced that Boston's eight-year manager and the team were parting ways.
Now Francona will be faced with the big decision: What's next on the list?
At 52 years old, managing for a different team isn't quite out of the question, although Francona did express concerns about the toll managing takes in a recent news conference. Francona also has the option of retiring completely, or just taking a year or two off from managing baseball, like he did between managing jobs in 1997 and 2000.
There are a lot of options out there for the veteran manager, and he still has some time to decide how he's going to spend the upcoming baseball season.
What do you think Francona should do next season?