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Indians News and Notes: Indians extend Terry Francona through 2020

Morning News and Notes, November 5, 2016

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Francona has been masterful in leading the Indians  to the doorstep of a World Series championship despite injuries that would make lesser organizations throw their hands up and cry to the heavens in agony. Yesterday he got his reward - the Indians picked up his options through 2020.

Terry Francona may make some head-scratching in-game decisions, but he also puts his players in a position to succeed. He is an intriguing mix of SABR-metrics and hunches - he sees the numbers, but he also knows what his players can and cannot do. His players love him. The fans love him. And he loves it here. What more could Cleveland want in a leader?

Cleveland Indians News

Terry Francona's options picked up for 2020 | MLB.com - Pretty much a no-brainer.

Cleveland Indians can't say enough good things about Terry Francona after exercising options for 2019-20 | cleveland.com - "Tito did a masterful job throughout the regular season and the postseason," said Antonetti. "The way in which Tito is always thinking about how to put players in a position where they can be most successful and most impact the team is always extraordinary.

The Game Plan: How the Indians Almost Won It All | FanGraphs Baseball - August Fagerstrom details how the Indians' pitching staff used scouting and technology to game plan for postseason opponents.

Possible Napoli, Davis returns interest Tribe | MLB.com - Of the two, Napoli is the more likely candidate to be given the one-year opportunity to continue his time in Cleveland. If an offer is given and declined, then the Indians would receive a compensatory Draft pick if the player signs elsewhere.

Cleveland Indians balancing feelings of World Series disappointment and optimism for next season | cleveland.com - "We're champing at the bit to show up in Arizona," Allen said. "I can honestly say, I am ready to get to Arizona, because I want to get this thing started again."

Indians To Decline Option On Coco Crisp - MLB Trade Rumors - The Indians have informed outfielder Coco Crisp that they will be declining his $13MM option for the 2017 season, tweets Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. He’ll instead receive a $750K buyout and hit the open market in search of a new contract this winter.

Chicago, Cleveland bishops feed hungry with World Series bet - Hundreds of poor people will be treated to dinner thanks to a World Series wager between Catholic bishops in Cleveland and Chicago

Economic surge felt across Cleveland following unprecedented yea - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH - Each Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship Game raised about $5 million. Numbers are still being crunched for the Indians World Series games, but Destination Cleveland believes the profits are similar.

Anthony Castrovince thanks late son | MLB.com - Prepare to weep.

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