"I have so much pride for this organization," Redmond said. "Being a player, making my major league debut, winning the World Series here, I love this organization, and it's going to be neat. Obviously I understand it has been a rough go over the last year. But at the same time, too, we're turning the page and we're moving in a new direction, and I'm excited to be in charge and lead this team."
While fans might stay away, the players — many young and unproven — are excited to get going at home. Cishek said complaints about the dismantling will die down if the team exceeds expectations.
"All people care about is wins," Cishek said. "If we win ballgames, then everyone will shut up."
AP Sports Writers Mike Fitzpatrick and Howie Rumberg in New York contributed to this report.