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How Terry Francona is handling the hiatus

News and Notes, Saturday, April 18, 2020

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Terry Francona weighs in on how he’s handling the hiatus

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Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona: ‘We’re All In An Uncharted Area’ - “If we think we’re going to roll out a normal baseball season, we’re kidding ourselves,” said Francona, on a video conference with reporters. “If we’re going to play baseball everyone’s going to have to be willing to make adjustments.”

Party at Yankee Stadium: On this date in Cleveland Indians history - - The Indians lost 97 games in 2009 and cost manager Eric Wedge his job, but on April 18 they put a world of hurt on the Yankees with a 14-run second inning on the way to a 22-4 win in the Bronx.

Command is key: Shane Bieber’s ability to throw strikes should again be at an elite level for the Cleveland Indians in 2020 - - Shane Bieber moved from a strong rookie season for the Indians into one of the top pitchers in the American League in 2019, finishing fourth in Cy Young Award voting and establishing himself as a front-of-the-rotation starter for Cleveland.

Clevinger keeps nose to grindstone in downtime - Clevinger and the Indians would much rather be playing in a safe, healthy environment than worry alongside the rest of the nation about the coronavirus pandemic, but if there’s any silver lining for the Tribe, it’s that Clevinger was able to get himself back to full intensity on the mound after partially tearing his meniscus on the second day of Spring Training.

Should Cleveland Indians have traded Francisco Lindor before the pandemic? Hey, Hoynsie! - - People have questions from 20/20 Hindsight Plaza

Will the coronavirus or salary disputes scuttle the 2020 MLB season? Hey, Hoynsie - - People have questions....

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