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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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians' Francona upbeat with month to go until spring training

CLEVELAND -- With Tribe Fest going on this weekend and players and coaches coming into town, Indians manager Terry Francona met with beat writers and covered a variety of topics as the countdown to spring training begins to ramp up. Here are the five biggest topics that Francona discussed in 51 minutes: TRAINING ROOM: Nick Swisher (knees) and Brandon Moss (hip) will be examined by...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Francona already set for spring training

With 43 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Terry Francona noted on Tuesday that his excitement level about the upcoming season is more than usual, which is saying something. Francona though has said during the offseason that it took him less time to bounce back from the previous year. "Everyone seems chomping at the bit to get going and the division...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
26 days ago  |  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

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

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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