No Antonetti?

DMZ · June 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

So here’s the first word, from the blog of an Indians writer:

“I hope I’ve been very clear how happy I am in Cleveland,” Antonetti said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build a winning team here. Hopefully I’ve been clear with that. That’s not with respect to Seattle. That’s my situation here. I’m very happy.”

In the blog entry, it’s sold as him not being interested, but that quote isn’t quite that strong. Of course, I might just be reading it that way because I want there to be room there.

But the Anthony’s written probably 90% of the articles up on the Indians MLB site right now, so I’m inclined to trust his judgement in interpreting what Antonetti was trying to say. Unless heeeee’s biased because he doesn’t want Antonetti to leave… yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket.


56 Responses to “No Antonetti?”

  1. JerBear on June 19th, 2008 5:04 pm

    olerud89 – good for you. Now we just need more and bigger.

    I think HoChuck has the best ring. It makes me think “up-chuck” when I say it.

  2. edgar for mayor on June 19th, 2008 6:10 pm

    Yep, as I said earlier. Not good news, the FO has contacted Forst as well. THough no word on his interest in the team.
    Why would Antonetti be so inclinded to just be “second”? Besides the money.

  3. samregens on June 19th, 2008 7:53 pm

    Those quotes from Antonetti are a little disheartening (although I agree about the wriggle room).

    Worst nightmare is if Howard and Chuck get sold on having Lee Pelekoudas as the full time GM. Where’s the accountability?

    However he’s trying to sell it now, Pelekoudas also shares the blame for assembling this carwreck of a roster.

  4. samregens on June 19th, 2008 8:03 pm

    Maybe my comment about “worst nightmare” was too much, but I can’t believe that Pelekoudas goes to all that trouble to get McLaren fired, while the two biggest deadweights Sexson and Vidro (and Washburn the cancer) still remain cosy on the team.

  5. Casey44996 on June 19th, 2008 11:14 pm

    I don’t read that quote as “I want to stay here and am not interested in Seattle.” I read it as, “Seattle hasn’t contacted me. I’m very happy here in Cleveland.”

  6. msb on June 20th, 2008 10:57 am

    edgar for mayor said: Not good news, the FO has contacted Forst as well.

    according to Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle yeasterday:

    “There’s speculation that assistant general manager David Forst is a candidate for Seattle’s GM job, but the Mariners have not called seeking to talk with Forst. It’s widely assumed around the A’s that Forst will take over the GM job in Oakland in the event Billy Beane takes on a more all-encompassing role with the A’s and Earthquakes.”

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