The Indians have just promoted Mark Shapiro to team president and Chris Antonetti to G.M. (replacing Shapiro).
We’ve seen moves like this before, recently, in baseball. Such as:
- The Marlins naming Michael Hill as G.M. replacing Larry Beinfest who became president of baseball operations.
- Terry Ryan becoming a senior adviser for the Twins with Bill Smith taking over as G.M.
- John Schuerholz becoming team president for the Braves with Frank Wren getting promoted to G.M.
So, when will it happen in Yankeeland? After being G.M. of the Yankees for the last dozen years, isn’t it time for Brian Cashman to get promoted to team president too? I mean, has anyone been G.M. of the Yankees as long as Cashman?
Or, is Cashman the Susan Lucci of G.M.’s, and he’s going to have to wait forever to get the presidency prize…that so many are now getting before him?