Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/7/13
GOODYEAR, Ariz. New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona doesnt yet know all the ins and outs of his team, but the one thing he knows for sure about it is that he has two productive pieces in Jason Giambi and Nick Swisher, players the Tribe acquired in the off-season. Francona has a history with Giambi and he expects positive vibes from the 42-year-old veteran of veterans. He is coming off four years with the Colorado Rockies as a part-time player and the 17-year major-leaguer hit .225 with six homers and 35 RBGI in 60 games last year, a season that was beset by injuries. Asked if Giambi will be of assistance to the Tribes younger players, Francona quickly says, Not just the younger guys, he is helping the older guys, too, and me. Ive already gone to him at least three times this spring with questions. When a guy reaches a certain baseball age or a certain level of experience, one of the adjectives applied to him is veteran. Francona, though, goes a step farther and says, He is...
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