The Cleveland Indians have had an Interim Manager since last Thursday, the team has shown signs of life again. If Mark Shapiro was smart he would just hire Sandy Alomar Jr. as the Indians full time manager. Alomar was put in charge of the team with just 6 games left on the schedule. He has taken the team to extra innings 2 times and last night they beat the White Sox in extra innings. Travis Hafner even hit a home run which could very well be the 13 million dollars mans last home run in a Cleveland Indians uniform.
The players seem to respond to Alomar Jr., the Cleveland front office should just pull the trigger and hire him for their manager. Alomar has strong ties to the team and he has shown the players will play for him. The Indians didn't respond to Acta the way they are responding to Alomar. The front office should have made this move when the Indians went through their first losing streak. Why they kept Manny Acta so long is anyone's guess.
The Indians have one game left tonight and if the players continue to play the way they have played the last 5 games, the Indians would be stupid not to sit down with Alomar Jr. and hammer out a deal. If they don't there is a good chance another team would be glad to have him. Alomar knows baseball, he has the respect of the players anyone can see that. What more does the Indians need in a manager?
Get a deal done and gets a deal done soon Mark Shapiro....
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