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  1. Teams that won't miss the playoffs in 2015

    Jim Bowden

    The Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians and New York Mets fell short of the playoffs this season. In fact, the Mets fell well short. But I predict all three of these teams will make the playoffs in 2015. Granted, these early predictions are ba...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
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  3. Possible pennant race X factors

    Jim Bowden

    It's coming down to the wire, and every game counts in the pennant race. With several teams still clinging to postseason hopes, even the slightest developments -- an injury, a surprise performance, an emerging rookie -- can make the difference. These...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  4. Cleveland closer changing again?

    AJ Mass

    It has been ten days since manager Terry Francona decided that John Axford would no longer be the closer for the Cleveland Indians. At the time, Francona said that he'd go with a committee of four men in the role -- a quartet that included Cody Allen...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  5. Bauer time in Cleveland?

    Joe Kaiser

    We raised the question as to whether Cleveland would demote right-hander Carlos Carrasco after his latest outing in San Francisco, his 17th straight without a win, and on Monday we received an answer -- Indians manager Terry Francona announced that C...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. How the Indians remain a contender

    Buster Olney

    When the Indians clinched a playoff spot on the final Sunday of the regular season, Terry Francona walked through the two sheets of plastic that separated a hallway of sanity from Cleveland's champagne celebration. A few minutes later, Francona st...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  7. Maddon, Tito can't make Dusty's mistake

    Buster Olney

    CLEVELAND -- Indians GM Chris Antonetti was asked about how many relievers the Indians intend to carry on their roster in Wednesday night's AL wild-card game, and he laughed and said that Terry Francona's preference is to carry about two dozen, so th...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  8. Francona's decision pays off

    Buster Olney

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The first pitch of Sunday's game here was still more than an hour away and Terry Francona was chewing gum at a record-setting rate, faster than any creature in history -- faster than any cud-chewing Holstein or Jersey cow, ever. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  9. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Francona's first hurdle in Cleveland

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- Two days before his interview to become the next manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona explained how the job seemed different to him. "It's like family to me," he said, talking about his relationship with Indians general ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  11. What Terry Francona faces as manager of the Cleveland Indians - M...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that after accepting the managerial job with the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona's first challenge is clear: Make something out of a stumbling starting rotation.

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  12. Indians and Francona a good match

    Jim Bowden

    Like so many former managers, Terry Francona's preference is to be back in the dugout. He spent this season in front of the TV camera, and there's little doubt in my mind that if Francona chose to remain as a broadcaster he would be just as succes...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  13. 10 hot managerial candidates

    Jim Bowden

    With the season winding down, we're starting to get a sense of which teams might have managerial openings. But who might fill those holes? Here are the names that will be discussed most frequently this winter. Ryne Sandberg, manager, Triple-A Lehi...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  14. MLB - Yu Darvish must make a number of key adjustments to succeed...

    Teddy Mitrosilis

    Teddy Mitrosilis looks at the assortment of challenges facing Yu Darvish as he tries to adjust to life in the majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  15. Red Sox meticulous in hiring Valentine

    Jim Bowden

    It looks like the Boston Red Sox finally have their man. After the drama that surrounded the exit of former general manager Theo Epstein and field manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox chose Bobby Valentine as their next manager with decidedly less ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  16. Cards take calculated risk with Matheny

    Jim Bowden

    As a player, Mike Matheny was known as a gutsy and heady catcher who played and studied the game as if he were a manager already. Though just a .239 career hitter, Matheny must have hit it out of the park in his interview with the St. Louis Cardinals...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  17. Jim Leyland, Ron Washington faced with tough decisions in ALCS - ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney analyzes the tricky pregame and in-game decisions Jim Leyland, Ron Washington and Ron Roenicke had to make on Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | October 13, 2011