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The Cleveland Indians fired manager Manny Acta on Thursday, as the team continued to fall further and further out of contention as the 2012 MLB season progressed. It was the second straight season that the Indians began the year off well, only to falter in August and September. Acta was replaced with Sandy Alomar Jr. for the final week of the season.
But even before Cleveland fired Acta, the speculation surrounding Terry Francona was already well under way.
It is no secret that the Indians would love to convince Francona to leave ESPN and become the team’s next manager. The former two time winning World Series manager with the Boston Red Sox will remain the most attractive managerial option on the market until he decides to return to a clubhouse. The question is, are the Indians the best fit for Francona?
Sources say that Francona already has had preliminary contact with the Indians, the team for whom he worked as a special assistant in 2001. That does not mean that he ...
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Full disclosure right off the bat: I am in the tank for Manny Acta.
Say what you want to say about Acta the manager, but the man himself is a true gem. Anyone who has covered him, seen him speak in public, or was lucky enough to cross paths with him can’t help but like him. He is the definition of the word “personable.”
In the end, personality can only get you so far. The results...
Holding Manny Acta accountable for what the Cleveland Indians season became would be sort of like saying a leak in the aqueduct led to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Indians have issues.
Lots of issues.
The manager was not among the most prominent.
Manny Acta actually had his positive attributes. He was patient and honest. And he knows baseball. For three-quarters of one season...
The Cleveland Indians have fired manager Manny Acta after the team collapsed from contention.
Acta, hired by Cleveland in 2009 after two losing seasons as Washington's manager, couldn't stop the Indians from falling to last place in the AL Central. They were within three games of first place on July 21 before losing 21 of 25 and eventually sliding all the way back to last...
Terry Francona is a candidate for the Cleveland Indians' managerial opening, according to major-league sources.
The biggest question is whether he will want the job.
Sources say that Francona, 53, already has had preliminary contact with the Indians, the team for whom he worked as a special assistant in 2001.
The Indians fired Manny Acta on Thursday and replaced him with interim...
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...
The rolling of managerial heads has begun a week before the end of the season with the firing of Manny Acta as Cleveland Indians manager. He'll be replaced by his bench coach and former long-time Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr for the rest of the season.
Acta just didn't work out during his three year stint as Indians manager, replacing Eric Wedge prior to the 2010 campaign...
According to Adam the Bull of 92.3 the Fan in Cleveland, the Cleveland Indians are talking with former Red Sox manager Terry Francona following the dismissal of Indians manager Manny Acta. Francona, 53, is currently a broadcaster for ESPN after having his option declined by the Red Sox following the 2011 season.
The Indians, meanwhile, have named Sandy Alomar interim manager and...
Before his first game as Indians interim manager, Sandy Alomar Jr. thanked the man he replaced.
In praising Manny Acta for helping him grow into a candidate for the permanent position as manager after the season, Alomar adhered to his personal philosophy: Put others first.
That's just one reasons the Indians asked Alomar to move up from bench coach to replace Acta, fired on...
Terry Francona has joined Sandy Alomar Jr. as a candidate to become manager of the Cleveland Indians.
Alomar prepared for his first game as interim manager Friday, a day after Manny Acta was fired. General manager Chris Antonetti said both were candidates and others currently employed by teams could become part of the search.
''I'm excited and I'm honored that they...
After firing manager Manny Acta, the Cleveland Indians could use a dose of positivity.
The Indians will try to gain that Friday night in their debut under interim boss Sandy Alomar Jr., seeking their first three-game win streak in nearly three months and an improved showing against the Kansas City Royals.
Cleveland (65-91) was 3 1/2 games out of first in the AL Central as recently...
David Blaine, David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Manny Acta… one of these men is not a magician.
Sandy Alomar Jr. won his first game as the manager of the Cleveland Indians last night. It couldn’t have gone much better, really. He got a quality start from I-71 veteran in southpaw David Huff, the piecework lineup combined for 16 hits, and the bullpen closed it out with Chris Perez...
Almost one year after the Red Sox debacle was completed and let go by the organization, former Boston manager Terry Francona could be managing in the major leagues again very shortly. According to Peter Gammons, there is mutual interest between Francona and the Cleveland Indians. This is what Gammons tweeted earlier today. There is mutual interest between [...]
Player of the Game
Ezequiel Carrera won tonight's Player of the Game battle with a score of 4.67. Carrera added 3 clutch singles today to knock in 3 runs. He also scored a run himself. Carrera now has 3 PoG awards this season. Jason Kipnis and Shin-Soo Choo also had scores above 4.
Sandy Alomar, Jr. made his managerial debut today as former manager Manny Acta...