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DeFrancesco A Steady Hand For River Cats

DeFrancesco A Steady Hand For River Cats

The prospects in the A's system are not limited to those in the player ranks. For years, the A's have produced top-flight coaches. One of the A's top coaching prospects is River Cats manager Tony DeFrancesco, who is entering his 14th season as a manager. During that time, he has won 773 games and a "Minor League Manager of the Year" award. We recently caught up with DeFrancesco to get his thoughts on his future, the River Cats' 2005 season and his impression of some of the A's prospects.

A Winning Tradition The Sacramento River Cats have made winning an annual event since arriving on the scene seven years ago and manager Tony DeFrancesco has been a big part of that tradition. DeFrancesco joined the River Cats as the team's manager in 2003 after five seasons as the skipper for the A's AA affiliate in Midland. He immediately made an impact, as the River Cats won 92 games and the...

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