If Mark Shapiro Leaves Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona May Follow

Last night was an interesting one for the city of Cleveland.

First, Johnny Manziel continued his slow climb back into the hearts of Cleveland Browns fans everywhere with a solid performance in a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Outside of said game, J.R. Smith officially announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, taking less money than what he would’ve made had he just opted in with the team back in July.

Lost in all of this, though, was a rumor creeping up with the Cleveland Indians. Per Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays are seeking a replacement for president/CEO John Beeston, and current Indians president Mark Shapiro is a “strong candidate.”

The news was met with bipolar reactions among the fan base. Some were willing to happily accept a change at the top after another underwhelming year for the Tribe. Others were a little more sympathetic about losing a man who’s been with the team for 23 years.

If you ask me, my reaction focused more on another key member of the Cleveland front office; manager Terry Francona.

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