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Cleveland Indians 2014 Preview

The Cleveland Indians will have an entirely new look to them as they begin the 2013 season.Cleveland entered the 2012 season with modest expectations following an 80-82 campaign in 2011, but the Tribe struggled in all aspects of the game last year and ended the year 68-94.So, of course, changes were made.The first of which came before last season was even over when Manny Acta was fired after three years at the helm. Cleveland acted quick and hired Terry Francona shortly after the season ended.Some have speculated that Acta's biggest problem was that there was a real disconnect between him and the clubhouse. Typically that has not been a problem with Francona, despite how his tenure ended in Boston.Also gone are Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore, and Shin-Soo Choo, a trio that combined to play 25 seasons and 2,655 games in Cleveland.Most teams that struggled the way Cleveland did a year ago opt to build from within, but you don't bring a manager like Francona in to deal with growing pains, ...

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