After a successful season on the field, two more members of the Cleveland Indians organization received recognition for their work throughout the 2016 season this week in separate announcements from Baseball America.
President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was announced on Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year by the publication. Akron RubberDucks manager David Wallace was selected on Wednesday by Baseball America as its Minor League Manager of the Year.
The Cleveland Indians announce wholesale changes to their front office with several promotions and title changes set to take place at the conclusion of the coming 2010 season.
Paul Dolan, who made the announcement for the organization, was to take …
The Cleveland Indians announced early Tuesday afternoon several important front office moves, several of which had been speculated for quite some time.
General manager Chris Antonetti has been named president of baseball operations, while assistant general manager Mike Chernoff has been promoted to general manager and Derek Falvey has been named assistant GM.
Antonetti is not expected at this time to deal with the business side of the organization but will instead focus on the baseball operations, a growing trend around the Major League Baseball landscape. He took over the general manager role following the 2010 season after working for nearly a decade as the club’s assistant general manager.
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It’s a long season, but the message sure seems to have changed in just 48 hours.
Friday afternoon Indians General Manager Chris Antonetti met with the media to discuss the team and their direction as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches on July 31. Antonetti remained confident in the roster, yet disappointed in the result, and a believer in what the organization has built. Antonetti even went so far as to compare this team to the Kansas City Royals of a season ago, that got hot in late July and rode it all the way to Game 7 of the World Series.
This morning the Winter Meetings open in San Diego and, according to Buster Olney, the Indians are looking to make a deal.
Trades are tough to make, but may be even tougher for the Indians. Financially strapped with an approximate …
Today continues DTTWLN’s three week examination of the Indians 2014 season and where it fell short of the playoff expectations established last winter. The staff will examine where the season went wrong and the challenges the front office faces to make the Indians contenders in 2015.
There are things in Cleveland sports that are synonymous with each team, whether they try to shake it or not.
The Cleveland Browns and quarterback play will always be a discussion point as will the Cleveland Cavaliers and their relationship with Lebron James. In both situations, the drama has taken many twists and turns, but each have been topics for nearly 15 years on the Cleveland airwaves.
For the Cleveland Indians, it’s always about payroll and spending.
Organizations and owners are always defined by certain actions or statements, and Paul and Larry Dolan will forever be linked to their comments about spending money when the time is right. The direct quote, and when it was specifically said, are tough to find anymore, but the comment has lasted a generation.
The Indians are done.
It hurts to say it, but even the most eternal optimists have to come to grips with the fact that the Indians will not make their second straight trip to the postseason this October. After printing t-shirts in March stating that they had, “Unfinished Business,” the Indians dug themselves into a hole too deep to dig out of.
Cleveland’s chances to reach the postseason were probably still a stretch as they entered the three game series in Detroit this weekend, but after being swept by the Tigers, the chances look a little less than bleak. Cleveland needed to take at least two of three from Detroit to continue to make ground in the division and Wild Card race. Instead the Indians Bryan Shaw gave up leads late in two of three games to make the sweep all that more depressing. According to ESPN’s playoff odds, the Tribe is just a 2.1% chance to make it to October.
There have been letdowns and disappointing seasons on the Cleveland Indians this year, and then there has been Nick Swisher.
Signed in December 2012 to become the new face of the franchise, things have not gone exactly as planned for Swisher. Since inking his four-year, $56 million deal that includes an option for 2017, Swisher has hit just .231 as an Indian, with nearly 25% of his plate appearances resulting in strikeouts.
In 2013, he hit .246 with 22 home runs and was clear in spring training this March that he felt last season was a down year for him, one that could be better in 2014.
“Was (last) year what I wanted? No,” Swisher said of his performance. “Was I happy about that? Hey, sometimes it happens. I’ve played for 11 seasons. It’s been crazy ups and downs.
“I’ve gotten myself back in shape and gotten myself back where I need to be. I’m super excited to get out there because last year wasn’t where I wanted to be. I set my goals higher than that.”
The Cleveland Indians were amidst many potential trade rumors last week during the Winter Meetings. One of the most surprising and startling rumors was the whisper that the Indians were listening to offers on starting pitcher Justin Masterson.
Masterson was 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA in 34 games and 29 starts last season. Were it not for an injury in September that forced him out of the rotation, it’s safe to assume his numbers could be slightly better. Masterson rebounded nicely from a poor 2012, just like former teammate Ubaldo Jimenez. Masterson is due to make Masterson is projected to make $9.7 million in salary arbitration this winter and he will be a free agent after the 2014 season.
This week the DTTWLN staff is doing an in-depth look at the Cleveland Indians attendance. While everyone knows the Indians have an attendance problem, how they necessarily got to this point appears to be an explanation with many answers including play on the field, population and economic changes and improvements in technology. Regardless of the reasons, one thing is certain, the Indians have an attendance problem. Today, we examine the historical aspect of the Indians’ attendance.
In 1946, new Indians owner Bill Veeck made a decision that in the short term helped the Tribe but in the long term almost ruined them – or forced their relocation.
Veeck headed a syndicate that bought the Indians for $2.2 million, and he took over as managing partner in June 1946. After that year, he decided that the Indians would leave League Park at East 66th and Lexington in favor of Municipal Stadium, at the end of East Ninth Street at the lakefront.
This week the DTTWLN staff is doing an in-depth look at the Cleveland Indians attendance. While everyone knows the Indians have an attendance problem, how they necessarily got to this point appears to be an explanation with many answers including play on the field, population and economic changes and improvements in technology. Regardless of the reasons, one thing is certain, the Indians have an attendance problem. Today, we look at changes in society and Cleveland since the end of the Perfect Storm.
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From the Perfect Storm to the Indians Attendance Disaster by Bob Toth
In 2013, the Cleveland Indians were 92-70, good for a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the seventh best record in Major League Baseball.
The Indians drew 1,572,926 fans in 2013, good 29th out of 30 Major League Baseball in front of just the Tampa Bay Rays.
Those two statistics don’t add up. Especially not in Cleveland, a town that prides itself on its undying passion for their sports teams.