WATCH: Chris Antonetti And Mike Chernoff Discuss Promotions In Indians Front OfficeOn Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians announced several promotions in their front office. Chris Antonetti was promoted to President of Baseball Operations, while Mike Chernoff will assume the role of General Manager, and Derek Falvey takes on the title of Assistant General Manager.
What Did Mark Shapiro And Paul Dolan Have To Say During Monday's Press Conference To Announce Shapiro's Departure?On Monday, Mark Shapiro's decision to leave the Cleveland Indians organization and assume the role of president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of the season was made official. Here are some of the highlights from a press conference held at Progressive Field with Shapiro and owner Paul Dolan:
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
Chris Antonetti: "Mark [Shapiro] Will Leave A Strong Legacy Here In Cleveland"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.
Indians Manager Terry Francona Has 'No Intention' Of Using Possible Opt-Out As 'Leverage For Another Job'If Mark Shapiro were to leave the Indians organization this off-season, what would that mean for manager Terry Francona?
Anthony Castrovince Says, "Chris Antonetti Is Well-Respected ... Has A Strong Reputation Around The League"MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince joined Chris Fedor on Thursday night to discuss the recent Indians struggles, how Carlos Carrasco has improved his game, if the Indians will make any more moves before the end of the season while in last place in the AL Central, and what's going on with the Tigers as they clean house in the front office.
Chris Cotillo On The Indians' Next Move: "I Think Something Will Probably Happen, But I Don't See It Being Anything Huge"
Jeff Passan Says "Nobody Should Be Untouchable When You Stink Like the Indians Stink This Year", Front Office Not in DangerJeff Passan talks about the Indians' approach to the trade deadline, whether this team should consider trading one of their starting pitchers, the lack of hitting and the need to develop it from the minor leagues and where some of the top names on the trade market...
GM Chris Antonetti On Indians' Starting Pitching: 'We Have No Motivation To Move Any Of Them'Opposing general managers can call Indians GM Chris Antonetti at any time. They can ask him about Cleveland's controllable and talented starting pitchers. He will even listen to what they have to offer. However, that does not mean he is openly looking to deal any of them.
Indians Unlikely To Trade Mike Aviles Prior To DeadlineMike Aviles would likely draw some real interest if available at the MLB trade deadline, but don't look for him to go anywhere.
Anthony Castrovince: "Not A Lot Of Wiggle Room On The Indians Roster"Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com joined Mike 'Chico' Bormann on Wednesday night to discuss Pete Rose & the outlook for the second half of the baseball season
Joe Sheehan Says "I'm Very Surprised and Confused" By Santana's Career Path, Indians Likely a Non-Factor at Trade DeadlineJoe Sheehan talks about Monday night's Home Run Derby, the young talent in that baseball is leaning on right now, the Indians' status going into the trade deadline later in July, Francisco Lindor's upside and if Carlos Santana could be a trade piece at some point...
Zack Meisel Says "It's Plummeted So Far That Something Has to Give" For Indians, "They're Waiting On Everybody" To Turn CornerZack Meisel talks about the Indians' struggles, the widespread issues with the team's hitting, how the organization can recover from the current situation and the accountability of the front office...
The Fan’s Morning Show On Demand Rundown, 06/22Happen to miss the show this morning? If you did, well, don’t let it happen again. Here’s a taste of what was discussed.
Indians Need To Find Some Consistency In Their BullpenWhat is going on with the Indians' bullpen? A unit that once served as a positive extension of some solid starting pitching has been very unreliable -- and at times, downright awful this season.