Alomar interviews with Indians Print
Written by Admin   
Thursday, 04 October 2012 10:50
MLB Headline News

 CLEVELAND (AP) - Sandy Alomar Jr. dropped the interim manager's tag and simply became a candidate.
Alomar, who guided Cleveland in its final six games after Manny Acta was fired, interviewed Thursday to become the Indians' next full-time manager. Alomar spent most of the day meeting with owner Paul Dolan, general manager Chris Antonetti and other front office members at Progressive Field.
Antonetti was impressed with the job Alomar did in his short stint replacing Acta, who was dismissed after Cleveland collapsed from contention in the second half of the season.
``As expected, Sandy did a great job,'' Antonetti said. ``There was a lot to work through especially for someone who does not have that extensive managing experience so he was doing a lot of things for the first time. But he did an exceptional job in how he went about preparing for it, reaching out to coaches, how he communicated with players and putting himself and the team in a position to succeed. In a short time he did a good job.''
The Indians went 2-4 under Alomar, a six-time All-Star catcher with Cleveland who served as Acta's bench coach this season. Alomar has not managed at any level but he previously interviewed with the Chicago Cubs, Boston and Toronto.
On Friday, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona will interview with the Indians. Francona, who led Boston to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, previously worked as an adviser in Cleveland's front office and said last week that he would welcome the chance to work for the team again.
Antonetti said Francona has told him he's eager to ``get back on the field'' after spending a year working as a TV analyst.
Francona and Alomar are the only known candidates for Cleveland's managerial opening. Antonetti said the team was ``still working through'' bringing in other candidates.
Antonetti did not put a timeline on naming a new manager, and said the team would not rush into an important decision.
The Indians were 50-49 at one point this season, but a 5-24 record in August - the worst month in franchise history - dropped them in the AL Central. They finished 68-94, 20 games behind division champion Detroit.
 

MLB Team Pages

Top MLB Public Bets

View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

MLB Futures

MLB TEAM WORLD SERIES ODDS CURRENT
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 15/2
BOSTON RED SOX 9/1
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 10/1
LOS ANGELES ANGELS 12/1
DETROIT TIGERS 12/1
CHICAGO CUBS 12/1
ST LOUIS CARDINALS 14/1
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 14/1
SEATTLE MARINERS 14/1
BALTIMORE ORIOLES 18/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com