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MANNY ACTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

After interviewing Hinch and Acta, Cubs appear to narrow their focus

Cubs decisionmakers were not surprised that Joe Girardi decided to stay managing the Yankees where he's spent most of the last 18 years as a manager coach broadcaster and player and now Chicago appears to be honing in on a very short list of serious candidates including the already interviewed duo of A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta. Cubs people will not label anyone as a "favorite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Perez wants to be back, blames Acta

Chris Perez said he was going to talk toward the end of the season. I guess it is now close enough for the closer who hasn’t been short of things to say all year long. Today, via Chris Assenheimer’s twitter feed we find out that Perez wants to be back next year in Cleveland. We also find out that “most of the problems walked out the door last week i.e. Acta.” I wasn’t totally...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Acta Goes Down, But Antonetti Should Have Gone With Him

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Firing Acta solves little

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians fire manager Manny Acta

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2012  |  Discuss

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman: Indians Ownership Not Happy with Acta

From Heyman- “Indians manager Manny Acta received a vote of confidence from Indians ECO Paul Dolan, the son of owner Larry Dolan, a couple weeks ago. Votes of confidence are never ironclad, but the one for Acta feels especially flimsy. Even a couple weeks ago, just after that vote of confidence, which also covered GM Chris Antonetti and club president Mark Shapiro, a source said...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Acta to Indians: They’ll Get Rid of Me Before You

It’s never been done in the history of the game where 25 guys get released. They should relax. If one guy is going to go, it’s going to be me, not them. So relax and play the game. They’re trying too hard. [...] It comes down to relaxing. Things can’t get any worse right now, so we might as well play the game right, go hard and have some fun. It’s easier said than done...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians GM Chris Antonetti backs Acta

General manager Chris Antonetti expressed support for Indians manager Manny Acta and his coaching staff following the least successful trip in the franchise's 112-year history. Cleveland went 0-9 at Minnesota, Kansas City and Detroit, ending the trip with a 10-8 loss to the Tigers on Sunday when All-Star closer Chris Perez gave up five runs with two outs in the 10th inning....
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Acta confident Indians can stay in race

Manny Acta watched the Cleveland Indians fade from contention in the AL Central race following the All-Star break a year ago. The Indians' manager is confident that won't happen again this season. The second-place Indians are 44-41 and trail Chicago by three games in the division. They begin the second half Friday in Toronto. A year ago Cleveland was 47-42 and also in...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Acta and Chernoff: Optimizing the Indians Offense

As a small-market team with limited firepower, the Cleveland Indians need to optimize their run-scoring capabilities. Whether they’re doing that is hard to quantify: Cleveland ranks in the middle of the pack among American League teams in most offensive categories. One thing is certain, though—the Indians take an analytical approach to lineup construction and in-game strategy...
Via Fangraphs
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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