á DonÆt be fooled by his record, Manny Acta is the right man for the Cleveland Indians. People will question the hiring of a manager who owns a lifetime managerial record of 158-252, but in his defense, his major league roster in Washington looked like castoffs from Misfit Island. The fact is simple; there is something about Manny Acta that baseball teams love. This is why there were three teams all offering him their head coaching position, even with a two and a half year losing record. The Cleveland Indians acted the quickest, telling Manny that it was ClevelandÆs talented core now, or never. Acta is 40 years old and will learn from his experience in Washington. He builds relationships with his players well, is multi-lingual, has extensive ties to Latin players, and is just an all-aro ...
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