2014 Cleveland Indians – Team Overview Last offseason, the Cleveland Indians uncharacteristically opened up the pocketbook and invested over $100M in Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher. They also brought in Terry Francona to lead a team that had only won 68 games in 2012. A year later, Francona’s addition appears to be a stroke of [...]
The relationship between Jason Giambi and Terry Francona started with a joke between them.
Francona was managing Double-A Birmingham in the White Sox organization in 1994 when the 23-year old Giambi was rising in the Oakland Athletics farm system. During one encounter, Francona told Giambi he would play for him some day.
After the 2012 season, Francona took the manager's job...
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Coinciding with the beginning of spring training, American League Manager of the Year Terry Francona released a motivational letter to Cleveland Indians fans Monday on Indians.com.
“This is a great time for our city and our team,” Francona wrote. “I love Cleveland and I love our team. We care about one another and good things happen when we play the game the right way.”...
Entering his second season as manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona has a message for the fans.
Francona, who guided the Tribe to 92 wins in his first year at the helm, wants the fans to know that there's unfinished business he plans to take care of. He adressed the upcoming season in a letter he wrote to the fanbase, published on Indians.com.
"This is a great...
The Cleveland Indians are about to kick spring training into high gear, and manager Terry Francona is preparing his players to have a special 2014 season. Francona said; the Indians are never going to give up.
He doesn’t expect anyone to hand his Indians wins, he fully expects this team to earn them in 2014. He loves Cleveland and can’t wait to get his second season as the Indians...
CANTON, Ohio -- By next week, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will be at spring training and officially working on making his 14th season as a Major League manager a successful one.
It will be nothing like Francona's spring training 20 years ago.
Then 35 and a third-year manager in the Chicago White Sox organization, Francona showed up for spring training looking to...
CANTON, Ohio - The weather outside is, well, frightful. And that might be a nice way of saying it.
On Monday morning, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona rode his scooter into work at Progressive Field.
"Not smart," is how Francona judged his transportation decision to an audience of a few hundred at the Hall of Fame Luncheon Club Monday afternoon. "That thing...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Cleveland Indians were by far the biggest surprise of the American League Central in 2013, perhaps the biggest surprise in baseball.
Terry Francona deservedly captured Manager of the Year honors by mixing and matching an Indians roster not overwhelmed with major talent. Francona worked his magic and the Tribe became a playoff team.
After a relatively quiet...
The Angels announced Monday that they have named Nick Francona coordinator of major league player information and promoted Jeremy Zoll to coordinator of advance scouting.
Francona, 28, the son of Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, was a left-handed pitcher at the University of Pennsylvania, but after graduation he gave up pitching to join the Marine Corps, leading a scout...
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It looks like the new Indians skipper is still getting used to his surroundings in Cleveland.