OK, the Indians have lost guys like Torey Lovullo, John Farrell and others.
Now, Sandy Alomar Jr. is being courted and Mike Sarbaugh is being dissed just like Lovullo was.
For me, it's time for a change.
Remember that Manny Acta's claim to fame as a big league manager was skippering a team that finished 2 games under .500. And that was far and away his best result as a manager.
Dump Acta, hire Alomar Jr. to manage and bring in Sarbaugh as the bench coach. It is a bold move, one that might shake the foundation of the Indians, but, in my opinion, it is the right move.
You can't just keep Acta because he was more close to mediocre than he had been in previous years. Aside from the 30-15 start, his team was 50-67 or, stretched out over 162 games that would be 69-93, IDENTICAL to his previous season in Cleveland. and very similar to his career winning pct. of .417.
It's time for a bold move, it's time to keep the FO talent in the organization and it's time for a change and an action to show the rest of the organization and the fans that mediocrity won't be tolerated and that success (see Sarbaugh) will be rewarded by promotion.
Alomar Jr. for manager, Sarbaugh for bench coach, Manny Acta for someone else.