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Tribe News and Notes: June 23, 2012

Tribe News and Notes: Manny Acta relives a choice made three seasons ago, and Carlos Santana is re-tooling his swing.

To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra...

To me, you have to maximize at bats. Your better hitters should have a shot at getting that extra at bat.

Manny Acta in a FanGraphs two-headed interview with Indians Asst GM Mike Chernoff. Acta, as usual, shows that he's a completely reasonable man. Interview focuses primarily on lineup construction.

Manny was about as enamored with the umpiring as LGT was last night. From Y!, with video of the...

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Manny was about as enamored with the umpiring as LGT was last night. From Y!, with video of the Sipp play.

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Manny Acta: Bunts, Steals, 'n IBBs

This won't be the most scientific analysis of Manny Acta's managerial influence, but hey it's at least a talking point. The three categories listed in the title, "bunts", "steals", and "intentional...

Acta demands respect

Good profile on Manny that avoids most of the national media tropes about this club and the city of Cleveland.

Manny Acta, Tweeter

We can now all welcome our favorite manager to the world of social media.

Asked about third base, Acta said, "We'll see what's out there. if not, we're prepared to go with...

Asked about third base, Acta said, "We'll see what's out there. if not, we're prepared to go with our in-house candidates." He took a slightly different route when answering about the club's search for rotation help. "We should be able to add a guy or two and have him compete. There are some guys that are going to go to Spring Training to compete for us who probably still need some more seasoning in the Minor Leagues."

Bastian from an informative piece on Acta.

Where does this put Donald in the Tribe's pecking order of second basemen? ''It depends on what we...

Where does this put Donald in the Tribe's pecking order of second basemen? ''It depends on what we do in the offseason,'' Acta said. ''And that's something a lot of guys will be hearing.''

Ocker. Thought JD might've gotten more of an endorsement than that.

Acta's sabermetrics sermon paying off

Next thing you know he'll be telling us that stolen bases are overrated. What is this guy, some kind of computer programmer?

"It was one of our minor-league people," he said. "He said, 'Carmona threw so many strikes in the...

"It was one of our minor-league people," he said. "He said, 'Carmona threw so many strikes in the minors that we had to show him how to throw a ball.'"

Acta recollecting a scouting report that was compiled on Fausto as a minor leaguer.
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