This past Sunday, the Indians hired Manny Acta as their new manager. Former Washington Nationals skipper Acta was signed to a three-year contract with a club option for 2013.
The Acta hiring has received a mix of cheers and jeers. Some say Acta's reputation as an excellent handler of young players makes him a perfect fit, while others question the ability of a manager whose team lost more games than the Tribe did last year.
The truth of the matter is perhaps somewhere in between. Acta does seem to have the potential to guide the Indians to better performance than they have displayed in recent years, but his unsuccessful track record in Washington cannot be ignored.
As always, the trouble with hiring a manager is that the best guy for the job is never, ever avai ...
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