McAdam: Cleveland job "not a good one" for Francona

McAdam: Cleveland job "not a good one" for Francona
October 7, 2012, 3:49 am
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On Saturday, the Indians announced that Terry Francona would take over as their new manager.

Sean McAdam weighed in on the hiring, saying, "On the face of it, the Indians job is not a great one."

The Cleveland market has been hit hard with poor attendance, a smaller budget than Francona is used to, and a number of other challenges.

But at the end of the day, there were two good reasons for Francona to join the Indians.

First, Francona is comfortable with the Cleveland franchise, having worked there earlier in his career. He's familiar with the market, the staff and the expectations.

Second, after being on the receiving end of some painful personal rumors following his firing in Boston, this offers a good opportunity for Francona to re-build his image.