Brad Mills

'Wiped out' Francona aching from Indians October ouster

Terry Francona's emotions remain raw. The rest of him is just tired.

Two days after the Indians were ousted — long before they were ready to go — from October's postseason, Cleveland's manager was still trying to figure out what went wrong with a team that won 102 games, was penciled in to the World Series and then played so poorly when it mattered most.

Francona understands his roster decisions are being second-guessed. He knows there are lingering questions about ace Corey Kluber's health and the move to start him in Game 5. And Francona is still mystified by the Indians' defensive sloppiness and uncharacteristically bad at-bats while giving up a 2-0 lead in the AL...

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