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TERRY FRANCONA RUMORS

Today in Tribe History: February 28, 1988

The Cleveland Indians sign free agent utility man Terry Francona. After five seasons in Montreal and one in Chicago with the Cubs, Francona spent his seventh season in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds in 1987, hitting .227 in 102 games while playing first base and the corner outfield spots. His signing with the Indians made him a second generation player in Cleveland...

Terry Francona admits health may impact how long he’ll manage

Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona recently admitted health issues may cut short his managerial career.Francona obviously has enjoyed a sterling career over 17 seasons managing the Indians, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. But he also has experienced his fair share of health issues.As noted by Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra, chest pains and an elevated heart rate...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona to speak with Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller’s WBC usage

Morning news and notes for Monday, February 20, 2017 Here’s to a great week ahead! Tribe News Terry Francona plans to talk to Team USA manager Jim Leyland about Andrew Miller's usage in the WBC | Cleveland.com Miller will be part of Team USA and was used heavily last season by the Tribe. Count me a little worried too. From Zack Meisel: Terry Francona's heart might be...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding the next Terry Francona revolution

What baseball norm will the Indians skipper shatter next? Terry Francona did a lot of smart things in 2016. It’s difficult to split apart how much of a World Series run is due to the players and how much is due to managerial decisions, but it’s hard to imagine the Cleveland Indians getting as far as they did without some smart decisions by their skipper. During the regular...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona cracks funny Chris Sale joke

Boston’s addition of Chris Sale is bad news to the AL East, but good news for teams in the AL Central. Terry Francona knows that. The Cleveland Indians manager attended a Boston writers dinner on Thursday night and cracked a funny joke about Sale. Terry Francona, at Boston writers dinner, thanks Dave Dombrowski for getting Chris Sale "the hell out of the Central." Gets standing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Francona woke up from nightmare with glasses covered in peanut butter

Unlike his dominant relief pitchers, Indians manager Terry Francona isn’t so well rested for Game 7 of the World Series. Francona said Wednesday that he woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare with his glasses covered in peanut butter. The manager said he was having a nightmare where someone was breaking his ribs. It turned out he was sleeping on his TV remote, which...
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November 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona receives ‘World Series Ice Cream Survival Kit’

Terry Francona recently admitted he dealt with insomnia by ordering $44 worth of ice cream from room service at 3:30 in the morning ahead of the Cleveland Indians’ Game 5 showdown with the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. In order to help the Indians skipper avoid having to make such extravagant late-night orders to get his ice cream fix, a Cleveland-based company has come...
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November 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona battled insomnia with $44 worth of ice cream

Terry Francona is under a lot of stress right now. The Cleveland Indians manager has led his team through a dominant postseason run, and the Tribe is only one win away from its first World Series victory since 1948 with a 3-1 lead over the Chicago Cubs. So it’s not necessarily very surprising that Francona had trouble sleeping before Game 5 on Sunday. What is surprising...
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October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Francona lost a tooth before ALCS Game 3

Most of the stories about body parts after ALCS Game 3 were about Trevor Bauer’s mangled pinky finger, but his manager also had something happen to him before Game 3…he lost a tooth. Well, it was a tooth covering, not the actual tooth itself, but the bizarre ailments afflicting Indians pitchers have now migrated to their manager. Terry Francona had the problem fixed at about...
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October 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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