Terry Francona, Cleveland Indians
When you think of American League managers, there are few with colder seats than Terry Francona. Since coming over to Cleveland from the Boston Red Sox, Francona has helped turn this franchise into a contender every season, and they are poised to make another run in 2018.
Last season, the Indians won over 100 games with Francona at the helm, and his team did a nice job shrugging off their loss in Game 7 of the World Series the year before. In 2016, Francona was named American League Manager of the Year, and his job is pretty much his as long as he wants it.
Tito will be 59 in April, and has accomplished so much in this game already. One of the highlights of last season was the teams 22-game winning streak, and he has a remarkable 454-354 record as the manager of the Indians.
This team lost a lot of power from last year’s squad, as both Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce are gone heading into 2018. The Minnesota Twins made a nice run last season, and they could challenge the Indians for supremacy in the AL Central this season.
However, they still have a stellar pitching staff, and they should be one of the last teams standing in the American League this season. Francona’s job is safe no matter what this team does, and he is likely to finish his managerial career in Cleveland.