Found March 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
The culture in Cleveland is changing, and Indians manager Terry Francona is at the forefront of that change. Francona’s hiring this offseason generated plenty of buzz, and pieces have since fallen into place. The Indians signed Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Mark Reynolds, Jason Giambi and others, which seems to indicate that the Tribe are more focused on contending than they are on rebuilding. Giambi is among those who think that Francona — known throughout his career as a players’ manager — is the perfect guy to turn around a team that lost 94 games last season. “All those years I played for the Yankees, I always told [Francona], ‘One day, I’m going to play for you,’”Giambi told USA Today. “I always believed that. He’s really the dream manager everyone wants to play for. “I mean, you saw what he did in Boston. We used to always beat those guys. But once he got there, he transformed that team.” Giambi isn’t the only player in the Indians’ clubhouse excited about playing for Franco
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