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Wakefield latest challenge for Francona

Veteran's words can't mask disappointment with move to bullpen

Updated: April 25, 2010, 11:20 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Now in his seventh season as Red Sox manager, Terry Francona has had to deal with more than his share of clubhouse issues.

One day he'll be able to write a book about Manny Ramirez. But there also were the Idiots, Pedro in diva mode, Nomar at his most miserable, the never-lost-for-an-opinion Curt Schilling, a John Smoltz in decline … There has never been a time in Francona's tenure in Boston that he could go on automatic pilot. ...

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