Chris Perez talks manager change

Updated: October 3, 2012, 9:10 AM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Outspoken closer Chris Perez thinks the Indians need a more intense manager and better players.

Perez said Tuesday that Cleveland's second-half collapse was embarrassing and the laid-back approach of former manager Manny Acta didn't help.

"August wasn't baseball, it was pathetic -- in all aspects," Perez said about Cleveland's 5-24 slide that came after losing nine of its last 12 games in July.

Acta was fired Thursday and replaced by bench coach Sandy Alomar ...

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