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Report: Terry Francona Will Manage The Cleveland Indians Next Season

Ken Rosenthal might just be throwing some shit against the wall, but it looks like Terry Francona is headed back to the dugout.


Francona emerged as a candidate for Manny Acta's old job (along with Albert Belle, sort of, and Sandy Alomar Jr.) after he'd visited with the Indians last week. HardballTalk writes,

Some may call the Indians an odd destination for Francona on the surface, as they don't have the talent or the payroll that he was blessed with in Boston, but maybe we shouldn't be so surprised. Francona worked as an advisor with the Indians in 2001 and has maintained a relationship with general manager Chris Antonetti and team president Mark Shapiro. Of course, Francona's father, Tito Francona, played six seasons for the Indians from 1959-64.


Of course. Albert Belle will continue sitting on his couch, waiting for his phone to ring, and the boyfriends of America can breath a big sigh of relief.



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