I’ve nearly finished my first day of radio interviews. It’s tough to answer multiple open-ended questions in a 3-5 minute time span. Every host I have talked to has been great, though.
One topic that keeps coming up is my finding that the Cleveland Indians are the best managed organization in the American League—the Marlins hold the title in the National League (see Chapter 7, “The Marlins and the Indians? C’mon.”). Therefore, it is fitting that Indians GM Mark Shapiro was rewarded today with a five-year extension. Under Shapiro, the Indians have not only spent efficiently, but have put good teams on the field.
Congratulations, Mark! You’ve earned it.