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News & Notes : Francona Named AL Manager of the Year, Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year, Texans Cut S Reed

[caption id="attachment_18631" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)[/caption] Indians Manager Terry Francona and Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle Named NL Manager of The Year : After taking over two once-proud baseball clubs, Terry Francona and Clint Hurdle would both be named Manager of the Year in both the American and National leagues. Francona, who won two World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox, led the Cleveland Indians to the
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Cleveland Indians: A Different Hero Every Night

Watching Cleveland Indians baseball this year reminds us of how we cherished the gateway era Indians of the mid-90's and how great it would be to have those feelings once again. Terry Francona's boys play like the have nothing to lose and have phenomenal mental resilience. With a diverse line-up, this year's Tribe is never out of a game and there is a different hero every night. In last night's game
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Cleveland Indians: Welcome Back Lonnie Chisenhall

This season has been full of ups and downs so far for the Cleveland Indians. The Wahoos have seen themselves slip out of first and second place in the AL Central. As with any team contending, injuries are plaguing the Tribe. However, some much-needed help is on the way. Lonnie Chisenhall was recalled from Columbus today and will start at third base tonight for the Indians. Chisenhall is a huge piece
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Cleveland Indians: Jason Giambi provides leadership in clubhouse

For the first time in years, the Cleveland Indians have some strong leadership in the locker room. Tribe veteran designated hitter, Jason Giambi has exemplified that role for Indians manager, Terry Francona in the clubhouse. And, it seems to be working too. The 42-year-old sees limited playing time and is more of an asset in the dugout than in the line up. Having Giambi on the roster is like having
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MLB 2013: Terry Francona Returns To Boston For The First Time

Terry Francona returned to Fenway Park as a visitor for the first time on Thursday, receiving a standing ovation. It was a great gesture by the Boston Red Sox fans as they made their former manager emotional. Making the visit even more special was that the Cleveland Indians rolled past the Red Sox 12-3. "I tried to keep my emotions inside," said Francona, who led Boston to two World Series championships in eight years and a record of 744-552 in that span
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Swisher Acquisition Has Fueled The Indians

Say whatever you like about Cleveland Indians veteran, Nick Swisher and his awesomeness attitude, but the guy can still play ball. In 2007, it was Trot Nixon that brought pizzaz to the Tribe's locker room. Now, it's Swisher that brings freshness and likability to the Indians. A former Ohio State Buckeye, Swisher was lured to the Indians by marketing from his home roots. Even Buckeyes head football coach, Urban Meyer played a
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How About Those Cleveland Indians?

The Cleveland Indians are finally fun to watch again. After a rough start to the month of April, the Indians have put together their longest winning streak of the season at six. This is the longest streak since April/May of 2011. With today's victory over the Minnesota Twins, the Tribe is now a game over .500 with a record of 14-13. The Indians are hot on the trail of the AL