Here’s to more good than bad this week.
From Terry Pluto:
Francona has dealt with numerous health issues over the years.
He managed only 14 of the 60 games in 2020.
At the end of the season, he asked the Indians to wait until Thanksgiving for him to have a good idea about managing in 2021.
“I’m doing pretty well,” he said Monday. “I’ve been active and lost some weight. I’m putting myself in a better position to succeed physically over the course of a long season.”
The 61-year-old Francona will be entering his ninth season with the Indians. He’s never had a losing record in Cleveland. They have been to the playoffs in five of his eight years.
“I will be extremely excited (to come back), I guarantee you,” said Francona. “I wouldn’t have come back if I wasn’t. I think you’re cheating the organization to have somebody in charge who’s not excited. So I guarantee you, I will be.”