Oct 7 2015A NEW LEADER
The Indians have shaken up their front office, but not really. With the departure of Prez Mark Shapiro (yay!!) to Toronto, GM Chris Antonetti takes his place. Assistant GM Mike Chernoff, all of 34 years old, gets kicked up to Antonetti's old job. So yes, there are new people in old jobs, but there is no new blood, no new thinking. And the Indians really need to get some opinions from outside the organization. I put the over/under at 42 days before Chernoff mentions that the team has no money for free agents. Justin Upton? Nope. Chris Davis? No way. We're gonna look for broken down, out-of-contract former stars coming off injury and desperate to play (see Moss, Brandon). Same old, same old. Indians local TV ratings were down 35% this year. "Same old" isn't going to cut it anymore.