Shapiro To Become Indians President, Antonetti GM

Indians GM Mark Shapiro will become team president after the season and assistant GM Chris Antonetti will become GM. Current president Paul Dolan will become team chairman and CEO at that point. 

Jim Duquette of MLB Home Plate first reported the move (via Twitter). MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince added detail and noted that the deal had become official (via Twitter). Last July, Jon Heyman of SI.com suggested this change could occur sometime.

Antonetti, 35, has already taken on many day-to-day GM responsibilities, according to Castrovince. The executive oversees player development, pro scouting, information systems, statistical analysis and video scouting. He joined the Indians in 1999 and turned down the chance to become Cardinals GM after 2007. 

Shapiro started with the Indians in 1992 and replaced John Hart as team GM in 2001. Shapiro's Indians won 635 regular season games, losing 661. The Indians won the AL Central in 2007 but lost to Red Sox in the ALCS. Click here to check out Shapiro's trade history and here to look back at one of his most successful deals.


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18 Comments on "Shapiro To Become Indians President, Antonetti GM"


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icedrake523
5 years 4 months ago

Weird how a) Shapiro isn’t outright fired and b) they didn’t do this at the beginning of the off-season.

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cubbyfan23
5 years 4 months ago

Congrads to Shapiro — I think he was an outstanding GM and this latest rebuilding effort (I can’t blame him for having to trade C.C. and Lee if ownership mandated it) will turn out well in the end. There’s a good amount of young, cost controlled talent there.

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BravesRed
5 years 4 months ago

He could of got more for Lee, but I guess you have to take what you are offered.

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BravesRed
5 years 4 months ago

He could of got more for Lee, but I guess you have to take what you are offered.

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8Slobert
5 years 4 months ago

They had this plan set in motion for 2 years. Everyone in Cleveland knew the plan for awhile for the transition, but just never knew the exact time they would do it.

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8Slobert
5 years 4 months ago

They had this plan set in motion for 2 years. Everyone in Cleveland knew the plan for awhile for the transition, but just never knew the exact time they would do it.

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Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Good for him.. I was pretty sure he would have been fired after the season ended. Bad Deals (Should have got Bucholz or Casey Kelly for Martinez instead of Masterson and Kyle Drabek or Michael Taylor for Lee).

Team is nowhere near contention..

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wolf9309
5 years 4 months ago

Hagadone was the higher-ceiling centerpiece of the Martinez trade, Masterson was just the one already in the majors. 2 Years of Martinez would not have been close to worth completely cost controlled careers of Buchholz or Kelly, that would just not happen.

The Lee one, I thought he would’ve gotten more, but after being told he had to trade Lee, he probably just took the highest offer he had. I’m still disappointed that the Sox couldn’t pull off the deal they were trying for Lee and Martinez.

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wolf9309
5 years 4 months ago

Hagadone was the higher-ceiling centerpiece of the Martinez trade, Masterson was just the one already in the majors. 2 Years of Martinez would not have been close to worth completely cost controlled careers of Buchholz or Kelly, that would just not happen.

The Lee one, I thought he would’ve gotten more, but after being told he had to trade Lee, he probably just took the highest offer he had. I’m still disappointed that the Sox couldn’t pull off the deal they were trying for Lee and Martinez.