For the second time this winter, the Cleveland Indians swooped in and signed one of the premium names on the market. This newly found penchant for getting premium names has indeed opened a new era for the Indians as they have spent much of the past two decades scouring the wire for value signings and drafting and developing talent. While they are still very much a draft and develop organization, the Indians chose the right winter to spend some money.
It all started when General Manager Chris Antonetti lured Terry Francona away from ESPN and into the dugout of a team that finished 68-94 and 20 games behind the first place Tigers. Maybe that should have been the signal of it all. Terry Francona is a premier Manager. He is the Manager who ended the famed Curse of the Bambino. And, then he won another title with the Red Sox. He wasn’t going to take just any job. Evidently, there was a plan.
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