GM Chernoff to stay with Indians (source)

November 21st, 2020

CLEVELAND -- The Indians won’t have to worry about filling a vacancy at general manager this offseason.

Indians GM Mike Chernoff will remain in Cleveland, a source told on Saturday. The club has not confirmed. Earlier this week,’s Jon Paul Morosi reported that the Mets had requested permission to talk to Chernoff about their president of baseball operations position.

Chernoff has been with Cleveland for 17 seasons, shifting into the GM role in October 2015, but because of his New York roots, the idea is at least compelling. He grew up in New Jersey, played baseball for Princeton University and his father, Mark -- whom he's very close with -- oversees WFAN radio in New York. In '18, there had been rumors that Chernoff would interview for the Mets’ GM opening, but he did not decide to go through the interview process.

Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and Chernoff have worked closely together since Antonetti moved into the GM role in 2010, with Chernoff as his assistant GM.