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Tribe Time Now 33: Trade the Farm for 2016

Did the Tribe Win Last Night’s Bob Toth (@THEBobToth) joined Stephanie Liscio (@stephanieliscio) of It’s Pronounced Lajaway, Joe Coblitz (@BRBBlog) of Burning River Baseball, and Jim Pete (@jimpeteEHC) of Everybody Hates Cleveland to talk about the Indians 2015 season, and what’s to come in 2016. Why was this club so disappointing, and is optimism warranted for 2016? Alternate...

Matt Williams and what we don’t know

Their season ended Sunday, a week — if not a month — shorter than had been planned, and the Nationals jumped right into their off-season by firing reigning Manager of the Year Matt Williams. Williams has been a lightning rod for criticism since the Nationals started to falter in the middle of the year so it’s no surprise that he was relieved of his duties, especially since...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona vs. Orsillo, or “Why We’ll Miss Don, Reason #27,849″

History has shown us that every Batman must have his Joker. Every Casear his Brutus. Every Marty McFly his Biff. Every foodie that best friend who just wants to go to Arby’s. It’s a circle of conflict that has kept this world spinning for years. Now we must add two more names to those classic confrontations: Don Orsillo and Terry Francona. For reasons I still don’t quite understand...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins P hints team will hit Indians infielder over bat flip

    The Minnesota Twins took exception to the way Jose Ramirez celebrated a home run he hit on Wednesday, and Ricky Nolasco hinted that the second baseman may be in line for a plunking. Ramirez went 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs in the Indians’ 10-1 win over the Twins in the second half of a doubleheader. He had an RBI double in the second, but it was after his 3-run home run in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ship Didn’t Sink: The Case For Francona To Be AL Manager Of The Year

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”- Martin Luther King Jr. For the better half of the 2015 regular season, the Cleveland Indians underachieved during what was supposed to be playoff-contending summer. They were the trendy pick for a World Series appearance...
Via Burning River Baseball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians manager Francona stunned by fireworks mistake

CLEVELAND -- Talk about an explosive error. Like everyone else in Progressive Field on Tuesday night, Indians manager Terry Francona was rattled when fireworks erupted following a Kansas City home run. In the fifth inning, Royals outielder Alex Rios homered to left field, and as he was rounding the bases, a technician sitting atop a parking garage beyond the center-field wall, mistakenly...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona: Umpire’s explanation was “atrocious” (Video)

Midway through Saturday’s tilt between the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees, Tribe manager Terry Francona was shown the door for arguing a call that, after the fact, appeared to be pretty clear cut. In the top of the fifth inning, with the Yankees leading 5-1 and runners on the corners, New York Shortstop Didi Gregorius took a throw from first base that appeared to pull him...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Francona accompanying Farrell to chemotherapy treatment

    John Farrell will begin chemotherapy treatment for lymphoma on Tuesday, and a close friend who also happens to be an opponent will be joining the Boston Red Sox manager for support. Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe reports that Terry Francona, whose Cleveland Indians are in Boston for a three-game series, is accompanying Farrell to his first round of treatment. The two...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits to eating 17 popsicles in one night

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona recently continued his habit of revealing arguably unflattering things about himself when he admitted he recently engorged himself on 17 popsicles in one night. Let’s allow Francona to explain his outrageous indulgence, which apparently involves his insatiable appetite for Nestle’s Outshine Fruit Bars, specifically the grape flavor. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Terry Francona admits he had bathroom mishap during game

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona was in a pretty precarious position during Tuesday’s tilt against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field when he found himself relieving himself in the bathroom when he heard that center fielder Michael Bourn was being ejected from the game. In fact, Francona freely admitted he suffered a bit of a...Read More The post Terry Francona admits to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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