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TERRY FRANCONA RUMORS

My Sportsman of the Year: Terry Francona

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer. Here are some things that are true: The Cleveland...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians will pay more attention to defense during Spring Training

SAN DIEGO -- Since the middle of last season, Terry Francona and Chris Antonetti have had many conversations about how to fix a defense that was the worst in the majors. The Indians' 116 errors in 2014 were the most since 2006, when they had 118. With a little more than two months until the start of Spring Training, Francona said there will be a greater focus on live drills. "We...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Ex-Red Sox Brandon Moss Traded To Terry Francona’s Indians

This embed is invalid" /> Brandon Moss is reuniting with his first major league manager. Moss has been traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Cleveland Indians, where he’ll reunite with former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona, according to multiple reports. The A’s reportedly will receive minor league second baseman Joe Wendle in exchange...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hector Santiago Kisses Sleeping Terry Francona During Flight (Video)

A sleepy Terry Francona awoke to a surprise during a recent flight to Okinawa, Japan. A team of major leaguers wrapped up their 2014 Japan All-Star Series on Thursday morning. It’s never too late for team bonding, though, and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Santiago accepted a unique dare en route to the team’s final game. Someone — for reasons unknown — dared Santiago...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 12, 2013

In his first season at the helm of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona is recognized by Major League Baseball as its American League Manager of the Year. Francona is honored for the first time in his career with the award, despite winning two World Series with the Boston Red Sox. Tito took a rebuilt Tribe team to a 92-70 record and into the AL Wild Card game with a ten-game winning...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Francona Extension Demonstrates Mutual Desire for Success

The 2013 off-season ushered in a new chapter of Cleveland Indians baseball. The 2012 season had ended with the firing of Manny Acta, a paltry, losing record, and Sandy Alomar Jr. closing the season as interim manager. If one thing was clear, it was that something drastic had to be done to keep the team relevant, exciting, and, above all, to get them to win. Cue Terry Francona. Fracona’s...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Francona Extension Means to You

The Indians have just announced a two year extension for Terry Francona, despite the fact that he was still under contract through 2016. The exact financial details of the deal are not available, but it can expected to be similar to his last contract signed with Cleveland. In addition to covering the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the new deal has two team options for 2019 and 2020, so,...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 05, 2014  |  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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