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What’s the next move Paul?

The Cleveland Indians fired manager Manny Acta on Thursday with just six games remaining in the season.

“The Cleveland Indians would like to thank Manny Acta for everything he has done for the organization in his three seasons as our manager,” general manager Chris Antonetti said. “Manny’s passion for the game, positive attitude and tremendous knowledge of baseball helped guide us to a number of high points during his tenure.

“Managerial changes are never easy or taken lightly, but as we approached the end of the season and turned our attention to assessing the year, we determined a change was necessary.”

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Please leave now if you still think Matt LaPorta “needs a chance”

If there are any Cleveland Indians fans who still think Matt LaPorta just “needs a chance” to show what he can do, then we don’t know what to tell them.

Because if Tuesday night’s game didn’t convince them that LaPorta is simply not a Major League ballplayer, then we don’t know what will.

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Tribe rotation hitting a Lowe point

Another day, another disappointing outing from a starting pitcher for the Cleveland Indians.

Friday night it was Derek Lowe’s turn, as the veteran gave up nine earned runs, five walks and two home runs in just three innings of work in the Tribe’s 10-2 loss to Baltimore.

This is getting old.

Lowe’s outing is just the latest in a series of starts that make him look like the pitcher who went 4-10 with a 6.20 ERA after the All-Star break last season with Atlanta.

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Is Manny Acta a Good Manager?

Is Manny Acta a good manager? And, if so, how can we tell?

Or maybe he is not a target for fans because he coaches a team that doesn’t wear Orange and Brown?

We answer these questions and more at The Cleveland Fan.

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