Posted October 06, 2012

Report: Terry Francona to be named Indians manager


Terry Francona will reportedly become the next Cleveland Indians manager. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Terry Francona is set to be named the new Cleveland Indians manager on Monday, according to

Francona said Saturday night nothing is final.

“I wouldn’t have interviewed if I wasn’t interested,” Francona told “The report is very premature. When there’s a decision to make, I’ll make it.”

Francona was an ESPN analyst this past season and won two American League pennants and two World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox, managing the team from 2004-2011.

Cleveland fired previous manager Manny Acta last month after falling out of contention in the American League Central with a 5-24 record in August. That was the worst month in the franchise’s 112-year history. The Indians have not made the playoffs since 2008 and finished 68-94 this season.

Francona, 53, went 744-552 with Boston, making the playoffs five out of his eight seasons with the team.


As a Clevelander, I am certain some folks will be disappointed our guy Sandy Alomar didn't get the job, as he would have been a fine choice. But Francona is a proven winner, and people here always whine about our teams not going out and getting experienced big name coaches (Pat Shurmur, Chris Palmer, Manny Acta, Eric Wedge, Randy Whitman, etc. etc.). We all love Sandy, but this was kin d of a no-brainer. Now maybe John Gruden will be the next guy to follow Francona into town???


Great news , The Red Sox made a big Mistake and their latest record shows it.


Francona, just wait to see the shake out from Texas.  That is a much better situation anyway, don't do this to yourself.