About Derek Falvey
Title: Chief baseball officer
College: Played baseball at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and got a degree in economics.
In the majors: Started with Cleveland in 2007 as an intern. Worked in the scouting department until being promoted to director of baseball operations before the 2012 season. Named assistant general manager this season, one where the Indians were within one victory of winning the World Series.
The quote: “The goal here is straightforward and measurable: It’s to build a sustainable, championship-caliber team.”
About Thad Levine
Title: Executive vice president and general manager
College: Played baseball at Haverford (Pa.) College and got his MBA from UCLA.
In the majors: Hired by Colorado as a scout in 1999. Spent six seasons with the Rockies and was senior director of baseball operations before joining Texas in 2006. Was assistant GM for the Rangers, who won AL pennant 2010 and ’11.
The quote: “Analytics will be infused in every decision we make. It’s something we will infuse throughout our organization. It’s a piece of the puzzle.”