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Oct 18 2017
Terry Francona has been quoted in 93 different articles. Most recently, Terry Francona has been quoted saying, “He's fighting a lot. I think you also have to respect the fact that guy wants to go out there, and he's our horse. And sometimes it doesn't work.” in an article called Indians' Kluber: I was healthy enough to pitch. This is only one of 129 quotes from Terry Francona. To see more examples Terry Francona’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Terry Francona's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Terry Francona said about peanut recently and in the past.
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Oct 04 2017

For whatever reason, it took us a while to get -- whether it's your rhythm, whether it's your footing. But once they did, it's like they never took their foot off the gas.feedback

Oct 02 2017

That bullpen game was so much fun, because everybody's involved. I loved it.feedback

Sep 30 2017

It's not going to hurt anything by activating him at this point. But if he's going to get in a game, we had to do it. So, we activated him, but the next step is I really want to visit with him.feedback

Sep 30 2017

I just want to make sure that we're not putting him in a spot that isn't right, so we're going to talk for a little bit. He's tried so hard to come back, and believe me, we appreciate what he's trying to do. I just want to talk to him at length because he's got a career ahead of himself.feedback

Sep 27 2017

In an era when it's either home run or bust, they're a lineup that makes a lot of adjustments. You don't look at every hitter and go 'If we throw here we're good to go.' They can cover both sides of the plate. They use the whole field. They're impressive. And their young players, guys like Buxton, Polanco. You get to this time of year and sometimes young guys get exposed. They're getting better.feedback

Sep 15 2017

We had some opportunities and didn't cash in but we kept playing. That was a great atmosphere. It's better when you win, but the experience for some of our young guys in incredible right now. They're learning on the job right smack in the middle of this.feedback

Sep 14 2017

I think they're enjoying themselves. They should. I think what's kind of cool about our game is when you do things, and you do them the right way, I think it means more. Our guys are playing the game to win, the right way.feedback

Sep 13 2017

Our guys are playing the right way to win. That's the part that is meaningful.feedback

Sep 12 2017

I just want to win tonight. I've always felt like that. Maybe you don't believe me. I want us to show up every day and play the best game we can. We're going to lose a game.feedback

Sep 11 2017

And my guess is that he's probably pretty good. He's so athletic in going to get balls in the air, I think he's going to have some fun doing it.feedback

Sep 11 2017

If he's comfortable enough to do it, we might play him out there a little bit just to see how he does. If he's able to handle it, all of a sudden you go from moving somebody out of the infield -- because we've got a really good thing going there -- to adding his bat in the lineup in center field. So, again, it's not a lock. But the fact that he was willing to try it is really meaningful to us. And we appreciate it.feedback

Sep 07 2017

Danny just didn't feel like the sim game would help him enough. So starting Sunday we'll put him in the bullpen. When the opportunity presents itself we'll try to get him out there for a two or three-inning stint. So that would almost be like his next start.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I just thought it made sense to give him a day or two and let the trainers work on him. They're not worried about him. It's not in a bad spot. But he's played a lot. It might be a day. It might be a day or two.feedback

Sep 07 2017

It's fun, obviously. It's been a productive road trip, I'll give you that. Other than that, I just think there's other things that hopefully we get caught up in. Like our defense being better.feedback

Sep 07 2017

The winning streak is enjoyable and I think it's gotten people's attention, which gives me a chance to brag on our guys a little, which I love. Other than that, we'll go play tomorrow. The Orioles are already sitting back home waiting for us.feedback

Sep 07 2017

I didn't even know that until you told me.feedback

Sep 06 2017

There's games, probably not a ton, where everything just falls into place. There's a lot of other games where you have some of it and you have to maneuver you way through. But tonight, everything was working for him.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Carrasco was, my goodness, you talk about throwing strikes. And quality pitches. That was really impressive. He threw, what, [21] balls the whole game? That's pretty impressive.feedback

Aug 31 2017

[Devers] is a young kid that seems like he is enjoying playing baseball. He's just seeing it and hitting it, and he's whacking it and it doesn't seem to matter who's pitching. Whether it's Chapman, he's using the whole ballpark and hitting the ball with authority. You've got a really good young hitter kind of in that zone right now.feedback

Aug 31 2017

And Benintendi, it's one of the prettiest swings you'll ever see.feedback

Aug 10 2017

If it comes to the point where we have too many outfielders, good for us because right now, we're playing two short. So to get a bat like this ... I mean, something else could happen. So we've got a stretch of 22 games in a row, so to have that bat should help us.feedback

Aug 10 2017

It gives you a little bounce in your step. There's no guarantees. There's not supposed to be, but he is a really good run producer, and to add him to your lineup is really going to help.feedback

Aug 10 2017

(Dolan) kind of took a big bite right there, and don't think we don't appreciate it because it's going to give us a better chance to win.feedback

Aug 08 2017

I just think it's the right thing to do. It's hard not having him out there when you're used to having him out there, but I think when it's the right thing to do, I think you do it. Not just, like we were saying the other day, when it's convenient. Five minutes after he's off the disabled list.feedback

Aug 08 2017

He may not be able to come off the day that he's eligible, but by all accounts he's really doing well and I don't think it will be too long after that. But we gotta let him get back. There's no reason to have him miss 10 days and then cut it short by two or three. We'll do the right thing and hopefully we'll get him back. He's able to throw now, so he'll be fine.feedback

Aug 02 2017

We talked last night after the game. His knee's been bothering him for a while. The hope was you can manage it, and he was certainly more than willing. I think it was mild, but it's the tendon. I think that it just takes a while to heal.feedback

Aug 02 2017

I don't see a sense of entitlement. I just think, especially with young players, you can't quite understand: you go from October, where you're the only game in town, and it's almost glamorous, then you show up in April, it's 39 degrees, and it's not the same. It's not supposed to be. You've gotta fight through all of this so you get the chance to do that.feedback

Jul 03 2017

Sometimes it depends on how much they've pitched, sometimes it depends on who's hitting, sometimes it's both. When they both have to pitch, there are going to be times Cody might go ahead of him because Andrew has carried such a workload that I'd like to see Cody shoulder that for a little bit.feedback

Jul 02 2017

I'm just happy for Cleveland. I think the fans and the city – everybody should be proud.feedback

Jun 19 2017

With the 10-day DL, we can give him a chance to get it to where he's not limping around all year. He just needs a little more time.feedback

Jun 19 2017

We had a big series here and we did a really good job. Now we'll get on the flight, we'll turn the page quickly, and we'll set our sights on Baltimore. That's our next big series. That's how we always look at it.feedback

Jun 07 2017

We have three off days in eight days, that's why. It's not a reaction to last night's game. He knows he's going to start one of those games in the doubleheader in Minnesota (on June 17). He'll pitch once in between in Columbus.feedback

Jun 07 2017

The only thing we're really consistent in is being inconsistent. In our game, if something comes up short you usually pay for it. Either we make an error, or starting pitching doesn't go deep or we don't get any hits. But what I really care about more than anything is just our ability to just value how important every game is and leave it out on the field.feedback

Jun 03 2017

We didn't do anything good. Get a little bit of rest and come back tomorrow and play a lot better because that wasn't close to good enough.feedback

May 14 2017

Those type of things are funnier when you're ahead.feedback

May 08 2017

The hope is that after a couple days, he feels better and he can get back into getting on his program.feedback

May 03 2017

But in fairness to Klube, I don't know if we need to expect that.feedback

May 03 2017

Hopefully, it's sooner rather than later. But we're going to do what's right because we don't want him to have to go through the year like this.feedback

May 02 2017

Those guys were tremendous. We barely did anything offensively, but they gave us a chance to take a run at tying the game in the ninth.feedback

Apr 26 2017

Getting him back in name is one thing but getting him back as the player he was, that's pretty impressive on his part.feedback

Apr 26 2017

They really pushed him, but you saw in the end not just his ability to pitch but his competitiveness. He reached back for some pretty good stuff there and he needed it.feedback

Apr 17 2017

I'm just happy when our guys get our signs -- and I'm being serious about that.feedback

Apr 13 2017

It's going to be just a matter of a few days.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Tuesday is going to be a fun day. It'll be the last time that we talk about last year, but I want our guys to enjoy it. I think the fans will, and I know we will. It'll be a special day.feedback

Apr 10 2017

He was actually pretty good. Not only is he a good pitcher, but he knows how to pitch maybe even not on his best day.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I don't think any of us want to lose sight of the fact that he's had a long haul back.feedback

Mar 28 2017

What people forget is, every situation that calls for your best reliever – you have to get him up [ahead of time] to be ready for that situation. You start doing that in the sixth inning in April, May, June – that [high-leverage jam] goes away more often than it doesn't. So you sit him back down, and the situation comes up again in the seventh and eighth, too. That guy is going to last about a week, and then he'll be hurt.feedback

Mar 25 2017

He's a star. When he started interviewing, we knew he was gone. He gets it, he's smart, his people skills are off the charts, he's genuine. Nothing was too big, nor was it too small. And because of that, Chris would have him travel with us a lot, just because we used him so much. He's awesome.feedback

Mar 23 2017

I know when that happened with his granddaughter, the shooting, I know that that just tore him apart. I saw him at a golf tournament for that, about a year and a half ago, and you could tell that just ate him alive.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Nothing has gone haywire, nothing has gone wrong. But it's such a long season, by taking this approach, we want to make sure they knock it out and not get it at 90 or 85 percent.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - World Cup

Coming up with a time to do it, I'm sure is the most confounding part for everybody. It's a shame because it's such a great idea, you know like the World Cup in soccer.feedback

Feb 22 2017

It doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I know they're trying to cut out some of the fat. I'm OK with that.feedback

Feb 22 2017

I know they were thinking about putting in a 30-second (limit) for managers to make a decision. I actually wish they would. I think it would hustle it up and if we can't tell in 30 seconds, maybe we shouldn't be doing it anyway.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Twitter

This time of year, everyone is at glass half full. We have good reason to be.feedback

Nov 15 2016

It was an unbelievably satisfying year.feedback

Nov 15 2016

The truth of it is, it probably would've been completely different. There's always a Dave Roberts-being-out from being the other way.feedback

Nov 03 2016

That was some kind of game. Somebody was going to win, somebody was going to lose.feedback

Nov 03 2016

I just wanted to thank them from me and the coaches, because it's an honor to go through something like this with this group. I just thought they deserved to hear that.feedback

Nov 03 2016

They're a good team, they keep coming at you.feedback

Nov 03 2016

That was an incredible game, I mean, to be a part of.feedback

Nov 03 2016

We went eight years of a lot of good baseball. You've been to Boston enough to know if you can survive with somebody through eight years there, that says enough right there.feedback

Nov 03 2016

It's going to hurt. It hurts because we care, but they need to walk with their head held high because they left nothing on the field.feedback

Nov 02 2016

I had a nightmare that somebody broke my ribs.feedback

Nov 02 2016

It was a bad night, man.feedback

Nov 02 2016

His room looked like a "national disaster.feedback

Nov 02 2016

You've got two really, really good pitchers, and it will be exciting. It's an honor to even be a part of it, and we're going to give it everything we have.feedback

Nov 02 2016

He was playing on that side and he's the center fielder. That was an unfortunate play.feedback

Nov 01 2016

Good players, good pitchers, can do special things. He's in that category. It was kind of an easy decision after talking to him.feedback

Nov 01 2016

She said: 'Man, this place is crazy. Who do you want to win?feedback

Nov 01 2016

The city kind of reminds me of our team a little bit. They got pushed around, now they're starting to push back, and I'm happy for them.feedback

Nov 01 2016

I'll be glad that we can DH somebody, though.feedback

Oct 31 2016

When you're on the road, one, it's kind of you against the world, which is OK. But the biggest thing of all is when you're the home team, you hit last, so you get to use your bullpen differently, and that's a huge advantage.feedback

Oct 31 2016

That was a big ask, and he answered. That was impressive.feedback

Oct 30 2016

How many people?feedback

Oct 30 2016

I got down to the point where I had two scoops left. And I said, I can do this.feedback

Oct 30 2016

We have a ways to go. We're not done.feedback

Oct 30 2016

He worked for it and he ended up getting rewarded.feedback

Oct 30 2016

He doesn't have his own, I know that. I wish it was Brantley.feedback

Oct 29 2016

That wasn't how we drew it up, believe me. It's just as you go, you kind of have your guys ready for each situation and then you react to it and do the best you can.feedback

Oct 29 2016

Kluber has made himself, through hard work, one of the elite pitchers in the game. Once he got here he didn't take the foot off the gas. I mean, this kid's routines are impeccable. He works hard. Every time he picks up a ball, there is intent. There's a reason that it's October 28th and his gas tank, the needle's on full. That's a pretty big compliment to his work ethic.feedback

Oct 29 2016

I mean, that was as close a ballgame as you're ever going to find, and we found a way to manage to win that game.feedback

Oct 29 2016

As fun of a game as it was to be a part of, that was agonizing because we used so many guys.feedback

Oct 28 2016

When I was here, they didn't have the new clubhouse, so it was fun being at the ballpark until it was time to shower or go to the bathroom or something.feedback

Oct 28 2016

I don't think it makes it a bad game. I just don't necessarily agree with this. I just think you set your team up the way you set it up and then you get to the most important games and you're doing something different.feedback

Oct 28 2016

It's a disadvantage. It doesn't mean you can't win.feedback

Oct 27 2016

We're thinking about it. I think, I mean, there's no reason not to – it's no big secret, we're trying to balance scoring more runs than them. OK, he's a big part of our offense.feedback

Oct 27 2016

We gave up nine hits, eight walks, two errors, and we only gave up five runs. For us to win, we generally need to play a clean game, and we didn't do that.feedback

Oct 26 2016

There is an importance on small ball, but you can't try to hit a swinging bunt. That's a little bit of good fortune. Then Guyer got hit, which he is really good at.feedback

Oct 26 2016

The best thing that could possibly happen is to be on a winning team, and that's what I enjoy.feedback

Oct 25 2016

He threw three innings and under those circumstances, it's not the easiest to probably reach your best velocity, but he was getting after it pretty good.feedback

Oct 24 2016

I thought we actually did a really good job because it wasn't until I left there that people started to realize that.feedback

Oct 24 2016

He might not be 100 percent, but I don't think it's going to get in the way.feedback

Oct 24 2016

Some of the guys had a tough time getting through the celebration.feedback

Oct 21 2016

That was a lot to ask of that kid. We all thought he could handle it or we wouldn't have done it. But for him to kind of come through the way he did. I remember before the game, I told the guys that were up there, he's going to grow from this game, whether he does well or not. The experience he got in 4 1/3 innings is going to help him down the road for sure.feedback

Oct 19 2016

We always said if we could do it with this group it would be so special because this is as close to a family feel as you can get in a professional setting. So for that part of it, it is beyond feeling good.feedback

Oct 19 2016

Obviously, he needs to heal, but he can't just not throw.feedback

Oct 18 2016

Right before the game, I mean, like literally, my lower tooth, the veneer popped out while I was chewing. I undid my tobacco and there's my tooth.feedback

Oct 18 2016

They all made pitches against some really good hitters.feedback

Oct 17 2016

If something happens with Bauer and we have a little bit of a malfunction in his finger ... then we would bring Kluber back (Tuesday), and then Merritt would pitch the next day. Then that would allow Kluber to pitch a Game 7 if need be.feedback

Oct 17 2016

We're not ready to activate him but he is doing much, much better. Like we said before, the first goal was to get him completely healthy, and then when that happens we'll see where and if it leads to him helping us in a game.feedback

Oct 15 2016

We thought that he could be a guy that we could leverage in situations like we have. And it would make our bullpen that much better and give us a chance to keep playing. And that's exactly what he's doing.feedback

Oct 15 2016

I don't think we'll rule out anything.feedback

Oct 15 2016

You hope that it wouldn't interfere with his touch and feel.feedback

Oct 15 2016

The guys who were in here before me said he was extremely remorseful, like he felt really, really bad. You know what? It was an accident. He wasn't doing something he shouldn't have been doing. He could've been doing a model airplane. He just cut his finger. It wasn't like he fell off a motorcycle or he was drunk at 3 a.m. and got cut on a beer bottle. It happens.feedback

Oct 15 2016

I don't think that's an issue. He's already thrown twice. Then, we just have to make sure that that thing doesn't open up where it's bleeding, because then they won't let him pitch. It needs to close. So, while he's doing his throwing and things, he needs to make sure he keeps this thing not aggravated or pulling the stitches away. So far, he's done a good job. The thing is healing nice.feedback

Oct 15 2016

That needs to be one of our strengths if we are going to get where we want to go.feedback

Oct 14 2016 - Drones

It's kind of self-explanatory. Probably everybody in here probably at some point or another had a drone-related problem.feedback

Oct 14 2016

This was not malicious. He could have been opening a box in the kitchen. Things happen. I wish it wouldn't have, but like I said, it wasn't done maliciously, it wasn't done by being silly. Just happened.feedback

Oct 14 2016 - Drones

He handles everything. He's about as tough mentally as you're going to find. He was excited.feedback

Oct 14 2016 - Drones

And you could have given me a lot of guesses, and I wouldn't have probably got this one.feedback

Sep 26 2016

It's hard, man. It is so hard to explain how hard winning is. We've had some challenges thrown our way, but so has everyone else. We managed to get this far, and now we get to play more baseball.feedback

Sep 26 2016

He's good, but he has a groin thing that he's fighting. It started getting him in the third and again in the fourth, so I grabbed him. I told him we need to find a way to win a game, but we aren't going far without him, so we need to get him healthy and let him do what he does.feedback

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