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TERRY FRANCONA RUMORS

Today in Tribe History: April 22, 1959

1959 – Current Indians manager and their former designated hitter Terry Francona is born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. “Tito” played college ball at the University of Arizona and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1980 draft. He debuted the next season at the age of 22 and spent five seasons with the Expos before joining the Chicago Cubs. He spent one...
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Cleveland Indians: What to make of Week 1

The first week of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season is officially in the books. Through the first week of the season, the Cleveland Indians compiled a record of 2-4 and are currently tied for third in the American League Central with the Chicago White Sox. The Indians are already 4.5 games out of first place in the division, a spot held by the undefeated Kansas City Royals...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Meaningless April? Not this year: 2015 Indians Preview

On a cold, damp and dreary evening in the middle of April, 2013, Terry Francona stood in front of a high-top table that was perched in the middle of the Cleveland Indians’ room to take in questions from the local contingent. His team was 3-5, having just dropped back-to-back games to the New York Yankees, and would have been staring down the barrel of a four-game sweep if not for...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians prank Bauer after his terrible outing

  If you’re a pitcher who gives up back-to-back-to-back home runs, chances are you’ll be the butt of a few jokes in the clubhouse.   For Trever Bauer, that certainly was the case. The Cleveland Indians starter gave up consecutive solo shots to Chicago Cubs prospects Jorge Soler, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant in the fourth inning of their spring training matchup...
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March 11, 2015  |  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...
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February 28, 2015  |  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...
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November 04, 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 Super Bowl...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Francona expects 'all the good' of Boston to 'come pouring out'

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona managed eight Patriots Day games when he was with the Red Sox. With Monday being the first Boston Marathon to be run since last year's tragic bombing, Francona said on Sunday that he knows how much of a special day it will be for everyone involved. Said Francona: "I would imagine it would be electric. All the good that comes with Boston will probably come...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona writes letter to Indians fans

Entering his second season as manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona has a message for the fans. Francona, who guided the Tribe to 92 wins in his first year at the helm, wants the fans to know that there's unfinished business he plans to take care of. He adressed the upcoming season in a letter he wrote to the fanbase, published on Indians.com. "This is a great time for...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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