Found October 01, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
I didn’t think I would be ready to eat crow so quickly, but here I am: I am absolutely stunned to read that Terry Francona’s interest in the Indians managerial job is not only real, but that it comes with serious enthusiasm.
He told the PD’s Paul Hoynes:
“People don’t know me very well if they don’t know I like a challenge,” said Francona from his home in Tucson, Ariz. “I’m excited by a challenge and I’m not afraid of a challenge. Especially, when I can do it with people I respect and care about.”
“We’d met a couple of years before at the winter meetings. We were both running on treadmills working out. Through Mark I met Chris Antonetti and over the years we’ve become good friends.”
“Stepping back and getting away for a year really helped me. I wouldn’t be interviewing unless I was extremely excited.”
Never in a million years did I think that a guy with Francona’s pedigree would even consider taking what I see as a bottom tier job with a dying fan base, hated ownership, a
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Once a manager, always a manager I suppose. News broke earlier today that Terry Francona was among two acknowledged candidates for the open managerial position in Cleveland. I can only assume that they are waiting to publicly announce my candidacy once they have realized that my ability to chew and maintain substantial amounts of bubble gum far surpasses that of Tito.That's right...
In Paul Hoynes’ PD notebook last night, he shared what might be the most outrageous story in the Indians manager vacancy news cycle:
One more candidate: Former Tribe slugger Albert Belle said he threw his hat into the ring with an email to President Mark Shapiro asking for an managerial interview.
“I’m just like Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny were last year,” said Belle...
The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes reports that former Phillies and Red Sox manager Terry Francona will interview for the Indians’ managerial position late next week, following Sandy Alomar Jr.’s interview.
“People don’t know me very well if they don’t know I like a challenge,” said Francona from his home in Tucson, Ariz. “I’m excited by a challenge and I’m not afraid...
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona may be a candidate for the Cleveland Indians managerial job. Francona is tentatively scheduled to formally interview for the job on Friday, MLB.com reported Monday, based on unnamed sources. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said nothing was finalized regarding interviews, but added that no interviews would take place until...
Closer Chris Perez wants the Indians' next manager to match his passion and intensity.
Perez said Tuesday that while he personally likes Manny Acta, he disagreed with the fired manager's laid-back approach.
The right-hander thinks both leading candidates for the permanent job, interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr., and former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona would be a...
Francisco Lindor is the Cleveland Indians’ shortstop of the future and the top prospect in the system. At the age of 18, he also likely several years away from the big leagues. Drafted eighth overall in 2011, the switch-hitting native of Puerto Rico spent the season with low-A Lake County where he hit .257/.352/.355. An outstanding defensive infielder, he is rated by Baseball America...
Offense! There was plenty of it today as the Indians took out some frustration on perhaps their favorite pitcher to tee off on in the AL, Luke Hochevar. Ten different Indians collected a hit as the Tribe bounced the Royals 15-3. Asdrubal Cabrera, Lou Marson, and Jack Hannahan each had three hits, and Cabrera drove in four with his grand slam in the 5th inning. Zach McAllister went...
Terry Francona appears to be dipping his toes in the water, and could soon take the plunge back into the world of managing. Francona and Sandy Alomar Jr. are expected to interview for the Indians' managerial opening late this week, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Alomar is currently serving as the Indians' interim manager in the wake of Manny Acta...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Outspoken closer Chris Perez thinks the Indians need a more intense manager and better players.
Perez said Tuesday that Cleveland's second-half collapse was embarrassing and the laid-back approach of former manager Manny Acta didn't help.
"August wasn't baseball, it was pathetic -- in all aspects," Perez said about Cleveland's 5-24 slide...
The Indians made a valiant comeback late after trailing 6-1, but they came up short when Tony Abreu singled home Mike Moustakas in the top of the 14th as the Indians dropped the second game of the series 7-6. The Indians had a couple of painful innings where they should have been able to push across the winning run, including in the 12th when Casey Kotchman grounded into a double...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Asdrubal Cabrera capped a 10-run fifth inning with a grand slam and the Cleveland Indians routed the Kansas City Royals 15-3 Sunday.
Zach McAllister (6-8) pitched five-hit ball over 6 2-3 innings, allowing three runs as Cleveland improved to 2-1 with interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr.
Royals starter Luke Hochevar (8-16) was tagged for nine runs over 4 2-3 innings...
The White Sox have completely collapsed, a huge part of which was the Indians last series win over Chicago. Unless both Cleveland and Detroit get swept this week, the Sox are officially out of the playoffs in 2012.
The Indians seem to have a newfound motivation with the introduction of Sandy Alomar, Jr. as manager. This team, which has struggled all season scoring runs, has...
I’ve had the pleasure 1 of recapping several of Corey Kluber’s starts this season. For nearly six innings tonight, it was his best start of the season by far as he held the potent White Sox offense in check. But, those pesky pale hosers broke through with two outs in the sixth and struck for four runs. The Tribe had no answer for that, mustering just two hits of their own, as...
Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak.
Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive -- for the moment -- with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo...