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AUDIO: Terry Francona thinks Giambi is team MVP

(Cleveland)- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona met the media Monday afternoon.

Francona expects Progressive Field to be 'electric' Wednesday night when the Indians host the Rays or Rangers. 

Rookie Danny Salazar will get the ball Wednesday and Francona says they would not start the 23-year old flame-thrower if they didn't believe he could win. 

Francona also addressed the importance of 42-year old Jason Giambi.  He says Giambi is the MVP of this team.  Francona says, "It is safe to say, if we would not have signed Giambi, we would not be here today. I believe that." 

As far as the team goes, Francona says they are a special group.  He says this team grew on him very quickly and he's very fond of them all.



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