Mark Shapiro Says “I Think This Team is Positioned Well”, Risk With Big Free Agents “Not Something That Fits What We’re Doing Here”
Mark Shapiro talks about why he has decided to leave to become the new president of the Toronto Blue Jays, the factors that went into the decision, his longtime relationships with the other front office employees with the Indians and the future for this franchise
Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti joined Baskin & Phelps following Mark Shapiro’s farewell presser to discuss the mark Shapiro left on the organization as he leaves for Toronto, reaffirming that Terry Francona remains committed to the franchise, and being encouraged by the recent play by the team as they prepare to take on the Blue Jays.
MLB.com contributor Anthony Castrovince joined Baskin & Phelps Monday to discuss Indians president Mark Shapiro leaving for the Blue Jays, money and job scope being a huge factor in the decision, how it could impact Cleveland going forward, the news of the team seeking a minority owner not actually being news, if Terry Francona’s commitment to the team remains strong, and more.
After a short period of speculation, Mark Shapiro will indeed head north of the border to pursue a different job opportunity.
As the month of August wraps up, baseball’s playoff picture is starting to take shape.
But don’t tell the Indians where they stand. They aren’t looking at the standings.
Josh Kosman of the New York Post joined Chris Fillar on Sunday afternoon. Kosman talked about his recent article on the Dolan family, the plan on selling a share of the Indians, what the true value of the Tribe is and if the team is likely to purchased soon.
A sweep of the Angels? That’s just grand.
The Cleveland Indians scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth — highlighted by a grand slam to the deepest part of the ballpark by Yan Gomes — as the Tribe bested the Los Angeles Angels for the second straight night, taking game two of the three-game set, 8-3.
Despite a call up which did not come until mid-June, Francisco Lindor has entered the American League Rookie of the Year discussion.
The switch-hitting 21-year-old shortstop has overcome a bit of a slow offensive start to his big league career by becoming one of the Cleveland Indians’ best offensive players in the second half of 2015, not to mention bringing his well-known defensive work at one of the game’s most critical positions.
Could the Dolans be seeking a new minority owner for the Cleveland Indians?
According to a report from the New York Post, Paul Dolan is hoping to sell a significant minority stake in the organization, but may be asking too much.