111 Total Quotes

Mark Shapiro Quotes

We've had serious discussions. We like the player and think he'd be a good complement to our club. It's not a done deal, but at this point we're optimistic.
Mark Shapiro
#Club

That's a good job by [farm director] John Farrell. One of John's jobs is to utilize our scouting information to find guys who can help us.
Mark Shapiro
#Information

We want to set the roster as early as we can. This year, the decisions are so few.
Mark Shapiro
#Decisions

What makes poker work on television are the personalities, the players, their idiosyncrasies, their conversations, their body language, their humor. And darts has many of the same built-in factors. So we're gonna roll the dice.
Mark Shapiro
#Body

The makeup of our bench will be determined as we go. Most likely, it'll be one [extra infielder]. A lot of things can happen with these guys competing, so we'll see.
Mark Shapiro
#Makeup

Grady sets the tone for the way this team plays and the way it wins.
Mark Shapiro
#Plays

His options situation is not going to be an overriding factor. His long-term ability to help the team will be a bigger factor.
Mark Shapiro
#Ability

There's not much not to believe. The fact we're having these conversations is a good sign for this franchise.
Mark Shapiro
#Believe

The company is debt- and asset-laden, so part of the strategy will be looking at the entire portfolio.
Mark Shapiro
#Company

At no point this winter did we shop Coco. But once word leaked out (about the potential trade with Boston), we got over a dozen calls from other teams about Coco. We got offered some very attractive prospects for Coco, and some of the deals were tempting to make. But this was the only one we wanted.
Mark Shapiro
#Boston

While we are disappointed in Jason's lack of judgment and self-control, we will refrain from further comment out of respect to the judicial system.
Mark Shapiro
#Control

The Colon trade was a decisive move, and every move after that was clearly in the direction of, rebuild with a foot on the accelerator, ... That's what it had been until maybe August last year. Everything since then has been, 'Let's see what we can do to try to finish off building the team within the constraints of the market.'
Mark Shapiro
#Direction

At that point in my career, I didn't have an appreciation how difficult the transition is for young players to the big leagues. It's fortunate that everything's kind of broken right, that we've lived up to expectations. But that was a lofty expectation to place on the public here - no one's allowed me to forget that I gave that.
Mark Shapiro
#Appreciation

I think there's been a general skepticism in the game, a lot of people inside and outside of Cleveland waiting for us to collapse. It's been so hard for people to believe. But if we're still standing by the last weekend, either race, it doesn't matter.
Mark Shapiro
#People

I think he should get it (the Manager of the Year Award). The reason our team was able to withstand the adversity we had earlier this season was his belief in the team. That belief, when a lot of critics were doubting him, his consistency from day to day, and his communication skills, all of that is a big reason why we are where we are.
Mark Shapiro
#Reason

His approach to the game is far beyond his years. He's completely exemplary of the kind of player we're trying to get. He's a good teammate, good person, reliable, and extremely gifted.
Mark Shapiro
#Trying

For many years in the NBA, George Karl and Dan Majerle proved they could make a difference on the court, and their experience will translate to television because of their insight, ability to communicate and passion for the game,
Mark Shapiro
#Nba

We're interested and we're waiting for a proposal from Major League Baseball. It's not going to generate the kind of excitement that World Cup soccer does, given the history and the equity just isn't there yet. But at least for this country, anything with the America's pastime and the American flag is sure to be a winning combination.
Mark Shapiro
#Baseball

The best option is when a player picks it up himself by his level of performance. He genuinely has a passion for the game and plays on a daily basis like he enjoys it. That is representative of the attributes we want in our players.
Mark Shapiro
#Performance

Do I believe our margin for error is tiny? Yes, it is tiny. Can we survive injuries like the larger market teams? No, we can't. But if you're a competitive person, you have to believe you can win to do this job.
Mark Shapiro
#Believe

I couldn't recreate the 1995 Indians.
Mark Shapiro
#Indians

We won't know until Monday night, but it's a realistic expectation.
Mark Shapiro
#Expectation

This club has the ability to have a better record than they have. This club has a chance to win a lot of games over the next two months and make it very interesting.
Mark Shapiro
#Ability

Fred and the crew have set the Monday night standard. We want to build on it and at the end of the day have a grand celebration.
Mark Shapiro
#Night

Given the steady decline in hoops ratings and the doubling of our football inventory with the Western Athletic and Atlantic Coast Conferences, this was no longer in line with our strategy.
Mark Shapiro
#Football

We are excited to add an experienced starting pitcher to our rotation, one that represents the team we are trying to build both on and off the field.
Mark Shapiro
#Trying

He's a good fit for us as a person and a player. His style is different from everyone else in our rotation.
Mark Shapiro
#Style

There is a feeling of compassion for what Bob went through. Nobody wants to feel like they are not the number one choice. But it's not because we didn't like Bob. It was because we had the chance to get a multiple year guy. Bob was always an alternative for us, and one we feel good about.
Mark Shapiro
#Compassion

We are excited to add a veteran right-handed bat like Eduardo Perez. His experience, professionalism and knowledge will be a great compliment to this year's team.
Mark Shapiro
#Experience

We've done what we had to do, but we didn't necessarily make some of the improvements that I wanted to make.
Mark Shapiro
#Improvements