Latest Terry Francona News

Veteran skippers Francona, Showalter voted Managers of Year

Nov. 15, 2022 22:39 PM EST

Terry Francona of the Cleveland Guardians and Buck Showalter of the New York Mets trace their beginnings as major league managers to a time when starting pitchers still threw complete games, defensive shifts were rare and stats like WAR, WHIP, OPS and FIP weren't part of baseball's everyday lingo....

Cleveland’s Terry Francona wins American League Manager of the Year for third time in 10 seasons

Nov. 15, 2022 19:04 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland’s Terry Francona wins American League Manager of the Year for third time in 10 seasons.

Judge, Ohtani among 3 finalists for AL MVP award next week

Nov. 07, 2022 20:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani and Yordan Alvarez are the finalists for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. St. Louis Cardinals teammates Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt remain contenders for NL MVP, along with San Diego...

Royals turn to Matt Quatraro to turn around languishing club

Nov. 03, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals had qualified candidates to become their next manager already in the organization, including one hired by the Chicago White Sox just this week. Yet their six-person committee that waded through the options came to the conclusion that an outside voice...

Royals hire Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager

Oct. 30, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals hired Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro as manager Sunday night, turning over the young core of a rebuilding franchise to a forward-thinking manager with experience winning in a small market. Quatraro replaces Mike Matheny, who...

Mitchell scores 37 in home debut, Cavs beat Wizards in OT

Oct. 23, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell opened his postgame news conference with an apology. He made his Cleveland home debut harder than needed. “I made us stay 35 or 45 minutes longer than we should have," Mitchell said. “That was insane. But we got the win.” ...

Guardians manager Terry Francona returning to team in 2023

Oct. 21, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There were no formal contract negotiations between Terry Francona and the Guardians, just a five-minute conversation among friends. He told them he wants to keep managing. They gladly accepted. Francona's unique partnership in Cleveland will carry...

Guardians make name for themselves with surprise 2022 season

Oct. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Guardians made quite a name for themselves this season — from outcasts to October contenders. With questions scattered across the roster out of spring training, they weren't supposed to win the AL Central in a runaway. They weren't picked to sweep Tampa Bay...

Stanton, Judge HR, Yankees beat Guards, into ALCS vs Astros

Oct. 18, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres stepped on second base for the final out, swinging his arms back and forth, four times in all, while glaring at Josh Naylor and the Guardians dugout. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge rocked Cleveland with early homers, and Nestor Cortes and the New...

Civale tagged, baby Guardians go home in latest October exit

Oct. 18, 2022 21:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In the end, the Cleveland Guardians ran out of comebacks. And the youngest team in the majors was unable to halt baseball's oldest championship drought. Unwilling to start ace pitcher Shane Bieber on short rest, the Guardians fell behind immediately when Aaron...