Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/9/14
Mark Shapiro has spent two seasons as Cleveland Indians president after nine as the teams General Manager, when he twice was named baseballs Executive of the Year. This past season was as tough in recent memory for the Indians, and the team is well aware what that could mean to future attendance. Shapiro recently sat down for a lengthy conversation with Pat McManamon, and touched on many aspects of the team -- from last seasons disappointment to what another 500,000 in attendance would mean to the teams payroll to trading two Cy Young winners to finances to the teams ability to retain its free agents. The conversation: Question: Talk about these two years as president after so many years as a GM. Answer: Theres not a day I dont feel fortunate to have a job like this. Adding the business component in has been an incredible amount to learn. So two years in I feel like Ive learned a tremendous amount new about the business of baseball. Adding that to my experiences of my operation on t...
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