Indians Dismiss Manny Acta

Cleveland's second half slide cost Manny Acta his job. The Indians announced that they've dismissed Acta and replaced him with Sandy Alomar Jr. on an interim basis for the remainder of the 2012 season.

"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,” GM Chris Antonetti said in a statement.

The Indians have a 65-91 record, including an American League-worst 21-50 record in the second half. In three seasons under Acta, Cleveland has a 214-266 record.

The Indians will immediately start searching for a permanent replacement and Alomar will be a candidate for the full-time position. The 46-year-old former MLB star joined the Indians' coaching staff in 2010 following a 20-year playing career. The Indians announced that they aren't making further changes to the coaching staff during the season.

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  1. SumatranRatMonkey 3 years ago

    Cleveland still has a team? Like with uniforms and everything?

  2. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    Couldn’t have kept him for 7 more games then let him go?

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      Maybe this is Alomar’s “trial period”? Idk

      • Colin Christopher 3 years ago

        It seems like they’ve got to go ahead and commit to him for next season, because six games isn’t much time to prove anything as a manager.

      • Lunchbox45 3 years ago

        what could possibly be discovered in that small of a sample size

        • Karkat 3 years ago

          Not much, hence the quotes and the “idk.” Just trying to figure out their justification.

          • WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

            I like it from a psychological standpoint…If you reel off a streak, you have some kind of extra perceived excitement for next season. If you lose the next 7 games, so what, just blame it on Acta. Not a lot to lose.

          • Slopeboy 3 years ago

            That’s one way of looking at it. If they lose the next 7 games, one could say that the Indians are just a really lousy team.
            That being said, the hire is a good one, even if it’s at Acta’s expense.

            It gives Alomar the opportunity to finally manage. He’s a hometown hero and respected. It allows,the organization to put up a positive facade going into the off season. Even those that may not like the hire, cannot quibble with Alomar’s resume or his Indians’ history.

            That will hide the fact that the FO has done poor job the last few years, and after getting rid of some bad contracts and some malcontents as well, can start fresh in 2013.

            Good Luck, Sandy

      • Jeff Weissbuch 3 years ago

        7 games is no trial i mean if they go 7-0 he keeps his job, what would it take.

  3. WeDontNeedToFinPracticeRANDY 3 years ago

    I’ll try not to Acta surprised.

    • joe dittmore 3 years ago

      i dont like mid season firing that should happen during the off season

  4. OnlyInCleveland 3 years ago

    Been preaching this every chance I’ve gotten- while I liked Manny Acta, Sandy Alomar Jr. is the absolute best choice for the ball club. Catchers make the best managers for a reason, and Sandy was one of the best. He is a legend in Cleveland, and having him at the helm will get the city behind the team instantly. Remove the interim, make it official, cut ties with expiring contracts of Hafner and Sizemore and spend the money wisely.

  5. Me 3 years ago

    Awful move by the FO.

  6. hawkny1 3 years ago

    Acta had three years to get his together in Cleveland but, obviously, failed. That is two more than Bobby Valentine, in Boston, has had thus far.

    • melonis_rex 3 years ago

      and a far worse team talentwise than valentine does in boston (ESPECIALLY if you’re talking pre-big-trade).

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

        Nor the massive amount of injuries either.. Sure sizemore was his usual injured, but that does not compare with time missed by CC, Ells, Ortiz, Ross etc..

        Boston had more DL trips this year than think it was 50 years and the games missed were not from cases of Pink Eye either…

    • Karkat 3 years ago

      See but Manny Acta had those years because he *ISN’T* abjectly terrible at the job.

  7. Greg David 3 years ago

    Won’t make a bit of difference as long as Antonetti is still GM. Now Sandy’s in line to be the next fall guy for a horrible front office. I only hope everyone finally realizes that the manager is only a very small part of the problem in Cleveland and Sandy’s hero status isn’t destroyed.

  8. joe dittmore 3 years ago

    dont think terry is a good fit has a skipper in Cleveland

  9. Lefty_Orioles_Fan
    Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

    Oh, don’t be a boo bird. Acta’s Indians used to sweep the O’s all the time.
    It’s not really Acta’s fault, his pitching staff has to be among the league’s worst.
    Plus, I don’t get why they didn’t let him finish the season. Especially, when they beat the White Sox last night. Indian ownership must be taking lessons from Jeffery Loria.

  10. Karkat 3 years ago

    Working theory that he *is* Bobby V.

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