Terry Francona wasn't out of baseball for long. A year after the Boston Red Sox declined to keep him, Francona, an ESPN baseball analyst, is being hired by the Indians as manager. The Indians were seen as a preseason dark horse for 2012 after finishing 80-82 in 2011 but instead slumped to 68-94. Can Francona, who led the Red Sox to a pair of World Series titles, help the Indians end their title drought? Or will it take longer to build Cleveland into a winner?

Join the conversation or respond by signing in or creating a profile and blogging.

Comment »

SPONSORED HEADLINES