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Monday, May 01, 2017

A.J. Preller discusses building Padres’ core | MLB.com

MLB.com: Daniels once referred to you as “a tremendous talent evaluator.” That’s not something you can learn in school. How did you develop your ability to evaluate baseball talent?

Preller: In general, any evaluator, it comes down to two things. There’s a certain level of feel that you have to have; a feel for people, a feel for ability. Then it comes down to work ethic. If you have guys that merge those two areas together in terms of a feel for looking at people, reading people and players and a thirst to want to go see more and do more, usually when you do that, it leads you to good things. It’s definitely not a science. I think the more that you have in terms of the ability to read and the ability to work, usually that will lead to good results.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 01, 2017 at 02:17 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. preller, general managers, padres

Saturday, April 15, 2017

How the Padres Are Pioneering a New Tanking Method – The Ringer

A.J. Preller, go big or go home.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 15, 2017 at 07:53 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: a.j. preller, padres, rule 5 draft

Saturday, April 08, 2017

What’s behind the ludicrous roster on baseball’s biggest tank | New York Post

It’s a long-term rebuild. If you take a look at their farm system, you can clearly see where the Padres are going. Before the *expected* payoff, though, there is going to be some bad baseball in San Diego.

The problem, though, is as much who assembled the roster as the roster itself. If Theo Epstein, for example, had hatched this plan, it might not be beloved, but the criticism would be more muted. Often without being provoked by a question, scouts I talked to in Arizona and outside-looking executives slammed what the Padres were doing, and it felt more personal toward Preller.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 08, 2017 at 08:52 PM | 141 comment(s)
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