Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 10/7/12
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It is becoming less of a surprise that Terry Francona will be taking over as manager of the Cleveland Indians. From his ties to the front office as well the fact he played for the Indians in 1988, the connection between Francona and the Indians has made him a logical candidate. Thrown in his experience as a two time World Series winning manager in Boston, Cleveland made a solid choice of who will lead the team for the future. ——————————————————————————– But on to the task at hand. Francona takes over a Cleveland team that seemed to be on the rise going into the 2012 season. Due to some roster moves that did not pan out, as well as some unexpectedly terrible starting pitching, the Indians turned out to be one of the worst teams in MLB. Perhaps its not a total rebuild operation, but one that may not happen overnight. So far the trade for Ubaldo Jimenez has blown up in their face. The Indians were getting an ace, not the 9-17, 5.40 pitcher they g
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