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Francona: 'We will never raise the white flag'

The Cleveland Indians' trade of opening-day starter Justin Masterson could be viewed as the club conceding its season after falling into third place in the AL Central following a difficult stretch. Cleveland contends that's not the case, but it puts added pressure on pitchers like Zach McAllister to make up for Masterson's absence in the rotation. McAllister takes the...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Raburn’s Awful Throw Leads To ‘Little League Home Run’ (Video)

Terry Francona probably needed a lot of antacid on Thursday night. That’s because the Cleveland Indians manager saw his team lose to the Kansas City Royals in 14 innings. That probably wasn’t the most aggravating part of the night, though. That came in the eighth inning when Kansas City’s Mike Moustakas hit a slicing fly ball down the left-field line. Indians left fielder Ryan...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Salazar 'a lot closer' to last year's form, Francona says

The Cleveland Indians have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this month, but manager Terry Francona is banking on a solid start from Danny Salazar to help make his club's funk short-lived. Salazar makes his first appearance in the majors in more than two months as he faces the Minnesota Twins on the road Tuesday night. The Indians (50-49) returned from the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three out of four in Motown gives Tribe momentum, but concerns remain

 DETROIT -- After losing 5-1 to the Tigers on Sunday, Indians manager Terry Francona was not in much of a mood to look back and reflect on taking three of four in Detroit. With seven games remaining on what is shaping up as the most important road trip of the season.  Going into the series, most people would have been happy if the Indians did not lose ground in the division. Instead...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona expresses pride of seeing Brantley at All-Star Game

DETROIT -- While a lot of the focus during the All-Star Game was on Derek Jeter, the highlight for Indians manager Terry Francona was getting to see Michael Brantley make his first appearance. Francona said during Monday's workout he was going to talk with Brantley out in center field until he realized that Brantley was actually taking fly balls. "So I went out and stood...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona: ‘I’ll Always Have Great Memories’ Of Managing Red Sox

Terry Francona will never be viewed as just another manager upon returning to Fenway Park. It’s possible he’ll never feel like one, either. Francona is back at Fenway this week as his Cleveland Indians visit the Boston Red Sox for four games. It isn’t Francona’s first trip back to the place he called home for eight seasons from 2004 through 2011, but the two-time World Series...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona betrayed? Son responsible for Angels' win over Indians

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nick Francona stands in the tunnel at Angel Stadium just outside the Angels dugout and overlooking the batting cages while recalling a pivotal moment in the Halos' 6-4 win over Cleveland the night prior. Mike Scioscia won a challenge in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-0 game. J.B. Shuck grounded into what would have been an inning-ending 6-4-3 double...
Via Fox Sports West
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rally Squirrel has Tito Francona reminiscing about chicken

If you thought the squirrel epidemic that's currently spreading throughout Major League Baseball was weird, Terry Francona has news for you. The Rally Squirrel, who visited Progressive Field on Monday night, had the Indians clubhouse buzzing on Tuesday with stories of wildlife encounters on the baseball diamond. Naturally, Tito's tale tops them all. "I remember it was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels name Francona's son to scouting post

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...
Via Fox Sports West
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Francona: Indians made playoffs by avoiding chicken and beer

Tweet When the Boston Red Sox had their historic collapse in the 2011 MLB season under Terry Francona, there were numerous reports that came out about troubles in the clubhouse. The most comical report about the 2011 Red Sox was undoubtedly that the Red Sox pitching staff would eat fried chicken, drink beer and play […]
Via Los That Sports Blog
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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