- The front office interviewed for the open managerial position in the last week. Terry Francona and Sandy Alomar both met with with the front office.
- On Saturday, it was reported that Francona would become the Indians’ next manager. The club is set to make an official announcement on Monday.
WAHOO’S ON FIRST HIGHLIGHTS:
- Merritt previewed the series with the White Sox
- Lewie interviewed JJ Stankevitz of CSN Chicago about the White Sox
- Lewie made a case for Chris Antonetti and why the Indians should stick with their current general manager
- Ed explained why Manny Acta wasn’t the only problem with Chris Perez
- Steve explained why Terry Francona would be a good fit for the Tribe
- Lewie created a guide for the postseason for Indians fans
- In this week’s Wroundtable, we discussed managerial options for the Indians
- Lewie reported the Indians’ hiring of Francona
- The Indians finished the 2012 season with 110 stolen bases, the most for the club since 2000, when they had 113.
- Travis Hafner’s home run on Tuesday was the 200th of his career as a Cleveland Indian. He has 201 career home runs.
- The Indians had the second highest winning percentage of one-run games in the majors with a record in those games with 24-12.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shin-Soo Choo
Building of his success last week, Choo brought the 2012 season to a close on a good note. In a week when the Indians struggled to get hits, Choo had a hit in each of the three games, to help give the Tribe a chance. On Tuesday, he had a home run.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“It was a special moment to have the fans do that. It was a great moment. It’s something I’ll remember forever. I kind of wanted to acknowledge it. They’ve been great to me. This city has been great to me. I kind of wanted to thank them for everything.” – Travis Hafner on the standing ovation he received on Wednesday in what was likely his final at-bat with the Tribe