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Terry Francona begins interview process with Cleveland Indians

Terry Francona's interview with the Cleveland Indians began this morning according to the Indians Twitter account:

https://twitter.com/tribeinsider/status/254216434232725505

The Indians brought Francona in to discuss their managerial position that's been open since the firing of Manny Acta last week.

Francona is considered the front-runner for the position, though the Indians are also considering interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. Alomar was scheduled to interview for the position Thursday.

Alomar recently told MLB.com that he knows his experience doesn't match up with Francona's two World Series titles with the Red Sox and more than 1,000 wins on his MLB resume:

"I don't have the resume that Terry has," said Alomar, who was a teammate of Francona's during winter ball in Puerto Rico in 1988. "Obviously, that's a slam dunk. Geez, I wish I had that. As a player, maybe I did. But as a coach? He has an unbelievable resume. Obviously, anybody would want a Terry Francona. I'm just going to go out there and do what I have to do and let the rest take care of itself.

"Who wouldn't want a guy like that? He has everything. He has championships. He's a great guy. He's a great communicator. He's the perfect guy to have;

"I have a ton of respect for him. The organization has to make a huge decision. It's not about who's the most popular guy or that I played here or did this in the playoffs. They've still got to make a decision for the organization. I feel like I'm prepared for it."
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