GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Even though he's led big-league clubs through 14 seasons, Indians manager Terry Francona says he still gets jitters when talking to the team before it starts spring training.
"I wanted to say how I felt," the two-time World Series-winning manager said Tuesday as the full team worked out together for the first time. "That's not the easiest thing sometimes and you only get one chance."
That anxiousness is common for Cleveland these days as the Indians follow up on consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 2000 and 2001. Following an offseason where AL Central rivals made plenty of moves, the Indians made few.