Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/4/12
It was a disappointing and tumultuous season for the Cleveland Indians in 2012. It was a season that began with high hopes of contending for a division title but ended with an epic second-half collapse -- climaxed by a managerial firing, a record of 68-94 and uncertainty regarding several players as the offseason begins. Indians officials felt the team was capable of contending in 2012, and, indeed, the club was in first place as late as June 23. However, the team's season fell apart shortly after the All-Star break. Thanks to losing streaks of 11 and nine games, the Indians stumbled to a record of 5-24 in the month of August, setting a team record for most losses in a month. It was a complete collapse, with the pitching, hitting and defense all disappearing. Pitching coach Scott Radinsky was fired at midseason, and that was followed by the firing of manager Manny Acta on Sept. 27. So the first order of business in the offseason will be to hire a new manager. Bench coach Sandy...
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