CLEVELAND -- The Indians and Blue Jays announced Monday that current Tribe president Mark Shapiro will, at season's end, take over as the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre. Here are five pertinent questions, regarding the future of the Indians' organization, in the wake of the announcement.
1. Will the Indians search for a new team president?
Shapiro will remain as the team's president through the end of the 2015 season. At that point, his duties, which have included both baseball and business aspects, will be handled by current members of the Indians' front office -- likely with general manager Chris Antonetti assuming the majority of the baseball decisions, while chairman/CEO Paul Dolan taking on more of the business decisions. The Tribe made it clear that the club does not feel an immediate need to directly replace Shapiro.
August Fagerstrom is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.