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  • RaysFan_98
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    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Francona will interview for the Cleveland job.
    That isn't a good fit.

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  • EdTarbusz
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    Om today's Indians broadcast Tom Hamilton said that it will probably be between Terry Francona and Sandy Alomar Jr. If they are the only two candidates I hope Francona gets it.

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
    I'd bet the farm Francona ends up managing the Tribe.
    Originally posted by Jobu Voodoo View Post
    That would be interesting. I'd love to have him.
    Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Francona will interview for the Cleveland job.

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  • Jobu Voodoo
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    Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
    I think Francona is the exact opposite of what Cleveland needs right now. They have enough young kids that could use a "kick in the butt" type manager to get things going. Francona certainly isn't that, in fact he's only been really successful surrounded by high-dollar star players.
    Our problem isn't undisciplined players though. Our problem is a lack of talent, period. We trade away all of our developed talent and then, on a fluke of a season, we have a chance to make the playoffs and trade away our farm for a "flash-in-the-pan" pitcher (Ubaldo Jimenez). Now we have little talent coming up in the farm and little talent on the team itself. We need new owners.

    It has always baffled me why the Dolan's do not invest more in the team when it is a proven fact that if we have a good team, the stands will fill. Look at Dick Jacobs...He spent money on a winning team and was met with 455 consecutive sell out games.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    Originally posted by Steven Gallanter View Post
    Could it be that Mr. Acta has a contract which kicks in for next year if he finishes 2012? That would make sense for a penurious club like Cleveland.

    stevegallanter.wordpress.com
    He did have a 2013 club option

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  • Steven Gallanter
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    Originally posted by dominik View Post
    maybe this is a PR move to get some people into the stands for the last games?
    Could it be that Mr. Acta has a contract which kicks in for next year if he finishes 2012? That would make sense for a penurious club like Cleveland.

    stevegallanter.wordpress.com

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  • Ben Grimm
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    I think Francona is the exact opposite of what Cleveland needs right now. They have enough young kids that could use a "kick in the butt" type manager to get things going. Francona certainly isn't that, in fact he's only been really successful surrounded by high-dollar star players.

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  • Jobu Voodoo
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    Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
    I'd bet the farm Francona ends up managing the Tribe.
    That would be interesting. I'd love to have him.

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  • Rich the Giants fan
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    I'd bet the farm Francona ends up managing the Tribe.

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  • dominik
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    maybe this is a PR move to get some people into the stands for the last games?

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
    Maybe Manny asked for it?
    Maybe, but if so, the Indians should have included that in the press release. Because right now, they look like ********.

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  • RaysFan_98
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    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    I agree, I don't understand this move at all. The Indians are 19 games out, it's not like Alomar is going to right the ship in a week. Why not let him finish the season?

    Maybe they wanted to give Alomar an audition, but again, a week isn't enough time to make any informed evaluation.
    Maybe Manny asked for it?

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  • ol' aches and pains
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    Originally posted by dominik View Post
    well what's the reason behind doing it now. one week is to short for the new manager to form any connection to the team. in fact I would prefer a manager coming fresh into it after the winter. I don't think this week will help his standing at all.

    also I think it's classless to fire acta that close to the line. that would be like firing a long term employee one month before retirement. they should have fired acta in august or stayed with him
    I agree, I don't understand this move at all. The Indians are 19 games out, it's not like Alomar is going to right the ship in a week. Why not let him finish the season?

    Maybe they wanted to give Alomar an audition, but again, a week isn't enough time to make any informed evaluation.

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  • dominik
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    Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
    Well if it has to be done why not now?
    well what's the reason behind doing it now. one week is to short for the new manager to form any connection to the team. in fact I would prefer a manager coming fresh into it after the winter. I don't think this week will help his standing at all.

    also I think it's classless to fire acta that close to the line. that would be like firing a long term employee one month before retirement. they should have fired acta in august or stayed with him

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  • RaysFan_98
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    Originally posted by dominik View Post
    what's the reason behind firing a manager 3 days before the season ends and your team is out of contention? that's really stupid. let them finish the season and then find a new one. this also doesn't help the "interim manager" at all. really a stupid decision.

    they better spend their money on some quality players and not for an interim manager for a week.
    Well if it has to be done why not now?

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