Can Francona's pep talk ignite Indians?

Indians Live pregame at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Network: FOX Sports Ohio The Cleveland Indians are hoping a pep talk by manager Terry Francona will help kick-start their season. The Kansas City Royals still remember a series in Cleveland last season when they were swept. These AL Central rivals meet for the first time Monday night to open a four-game series, with both looking...
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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...
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Cleveland Indians Early Season Offensive Woes Cause for Major Concern

Early in the Major League Baseball season, it is very easy for teams like the Cleveland Indians to get off to slow starts and want to ignore major issues with their teams. However in the case of the Indians’ offense, a little light should be going off in the head of manager Terry Francona about his ball club. On Saturday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians were shutout for the third...
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Indians pregame notes: Giambi's return, Swisher struggling and the end of umpire ejections

CLEVELAND -- Terry Francona considered activating Jason Giambi for this weekend's series against Toronto, but the Indians decided that Monday would be better when a four-game series begins against Kansas City. This series features two of the more overworked bullpens in the American League. The Blue Jays lead the league with 56 innings pitched and the Indians are sixth at 50 1...
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Timely hitting and pitching help Indians edge Tigers

DETROIT -- In the dugout before Wednesday's game, Terry Francona said that if the Indians want to have any chance at winning the AL Central this season, beating the Tigers more than four times would be essential. They got off to a good start. In the first of 19 scheduled meetings against the Tigers this season, the Tribe got some timely pitching and hitting for a 3-2 victory...
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Terry Francona Tells Pitcher He Made the Team During Game

Indians pitcher Blake Wood was working into the seventh inning of a spring training game against the Reds this past Monday when manager Terry Francona came out to the mound for a pitching change. However, Tito had another reason for the mound visit—to let the 28-year-old Wood know he had made the team. “When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told...
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Francona told Blake Wood he made team during mound visit

Monday, Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona went to the mound, told Blake Wood he made the team. FOX Sports via Deadspin:"When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told him to stay back there a little bit," manager Terry Francona said. "I went out there and asked (Wood) if he ever made the team on the mound? He was like no. I go '...
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Cleveland Indians Fans Cannot Forget the Terry Francona Factor

The Cleveland Indians might not have more talent compared to the rest of the league, or even last year’s team. However, they have one major component that will lead them to success. The Francona Factor, as manager Terry Francona is the heart and soul of this team. Francona can flat out manage. What makes him such a great manager? The answer is simple. He knows his team. He knows...
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Indians CEO: Terry Francona Created ‘Culture Of Hope’ In Cleveland

Several factors contributed to the Cleveland Indians’ 2013 turnaround. But perhaps no one contributed to Cleveland’s surprising success more than manager Terry Francona. Indians CEO Paul Dolan recently told Terry Pluto of The Plain Dealer that Francona completely changed the culture in Cleveland after being hired as the Tribe’s skipper last offseason. Francona created  ...
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March 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...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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