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All-Time Indians: Julio Franco

  Name: Julio Cesar Robles Franco   Position: Short Stop, 1B                       Number: ...
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January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Choices: Julio Franco

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2013, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty four men on the ballot for the first time this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives...
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January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The 1988 Cleveland Indians And The Greatest Question In Bar Trivia History…Ever

This week at Winter Meetings, Ron Washington got a pop quiz. “Four other members of your 1988 club are now current Major League managers, just like you. Can you name them?” The Rangers skipper, approached with this informal test by MLB.com, thought for a moment. “Terry Francona,” he said. Francona, the new leader of the Indians, hit .311 in 62 games that season, primarily...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB News: Lofton, Alomar Jr, Mesa and Franco make 2013 HOF ballot

In what is another sign of the Indians’ heyday of the mid-90s being a distant memory, several members of the teams to make it to the 1995 and 1997 World Series have been named to the latest release of the MLB Hall of Fame ballot. Kenny Lofton, Sandy Alomar Jr., Julio Franco and Jose Mesa appear on Hall of Fame ballot for the first time. #indianselite. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Veteran Intangibles that Stats Can’t Measure

All offseason we debate the merits of acquiring different players. Sometimes, we don’t understand why a team brings a veteran into camp when there are cheaper replacements that could do the job just as well, or even better. The Mets were accused of this when they held on to expensive veterans such as Alex Cora and Julio Franco. Minaya actually gave Franco a two-year contract before...
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