Manny Acta had three interesting seasons in Cleveland.
While compiling a 214-266 record (.446), he managed the Tribe to a couple of impressive first-half results in 2011 and 2012. Unfortunately, both teams collapsed and the top came down on Acta when he was fired on September 27 with six games left in the 2012 season.
Acta had a pretty rough go of things after looking at the successful offseason that Indians GM Chris Antonetti is putting together right now. Fans remember management not tacking on a third year for Josh Willingham before watching him put up 35 home runs and 110 RBI for the division rival Minnesota Twins.
Acta always seemed to be handicapped by the limited roster that he was given.
Terry Francona has many advantages already as the new manager of the Cleveland Indians.