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TERRY FRANCONA RUMORS

Francona pleased after Indians first live batting practice session

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Despite some rain earlier in the day, the Indians were able to get in their first live batting practice session on Saturday. With this being the first time that the Tribe pitchers got to face hitters, manager Terry Francona was happy with how things went. "Everyone threw the ball and felt fine," Francona said. "Some chose to swing while some just tracked the ball...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...

Indians start spring training anxious to improve

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Even though he's led big-league clubs through 14 seasons, Indians manager Terry Francona says he still gets jitters when talking to the team before it starts spring training. ''I wanted to say how I felt,'' the two-time World Series-winning manager said Tuesday as the full team worked out together for the first time. ''That's not the easiest thing sometimes...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona and Nick Swisher discuss MLB’s Pace of Play rule changes

Rob Manfred, baseball’s new commissioner, has been on the job for a short period of time, but has already shown that he is not afraid to push Major League Baseball in new directions if he believes said changes will make for a better product for the fans.1 It was during just last season that Keith Olbermann and our own Craig questioned whether MLB even wants to speed up the games...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Francona's approach keep Indians among better bullpens in majors?

Cody Allen finished ninth in the American League in saves last season as he converted all but four of his 28 save opportunities. Yet, when asked if Allen is his closer, Indians manager Terry Francona might rather opt for a root canal than saying that. Just like Francona refuses to officially name a closer, there isn't a designated "long or middle reliever". In an age when bullpens...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona focused on improving abysmal Indians defense

The Cleveland Indians defense in 2014 was unacceptable. Pick any metric—advanced or arcane—and the Tribe, a season ago, may as well have had cinderblocks bound to their cleats and their gloves on the opposite hands. Considering that their poor defense was addressed ad nauseum throughout the entire season, and more so when the AL Central was within spitting distance, it comes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Francona doesn't see how shifts can be eliminated

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona has read about new Commissioner Rob Manfred's ideas for improving baseball, but there is one that the Indians manager doesn't ever see happening --“ limiting or eliminating defensive shifts. During a Monday taping of an Indians town hall event, Francona said that he thought Manfred was discussing not closing himself off to any ideas, but that one seems...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Contract Extension A Sensible Move By Cleveland Indians

It wasn’t like Terry Francona was walking out the door. He didn’t need to be. The Cleveland Indians obviously realize they have the right man for their managerial job. The Tribe thus made a very sensible move Tuesday in agreeing to a two-year contract extension with Francona despite the skipper already being under team control through the 2016 season. It’s often difficult to...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Agrees To Two-Year Contract Extension With Indians

Manager Terry Francona has been rewarded. Francona agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Cleveland Indians, the team announced Tuesday. The skipper’s deal, which now runs through 2018, also includes club options for 2019 and 2020. Francona’s previous four-year contract with the Indians ran through the 2016 season. He’s enjoyed success in his two seasons at the helm...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians and Terry Francona agree to two-year extension

Unfinished business? Apparently so as the Cleveland Indians and manager Terry Francona have agreed to a two-year contract extension that includes club options for 2019 and 2020. “I really didn’t want to move on from here,” Francona said through a team-released video. “You watch every manager in their first press conference and they say all these things. They’re all true—they...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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