General Manager Newsbeat
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Some great info on making trades.
“There’s certain teams who come in and officer audacious proposals that are more entertaining than anything else,” he said. “That is not our style. We like to cut to the chase and have targeted discussions and move on quickly if there isn’t a deal to be had.
“That’s the approach we’ve taken. It’s not necessarily the right approach, but it is one that we’re comfortable with and has led to some strong relationships with the clubs across the league.”
Also, to be fair as they need to maintain those relationships to keep making trades, an essential avenue to fill holes and reallocate talent given their absence of resources to compete for free agents, though he didn’t necessarily expect to be quite so active, averaging more than one deal a month.
“I think it shows our willingness to trust our information and be decisive in our moves,” Silverman said, “We aren’t afraid of being wrong. And we will be wrong on a number of occasions. But if you look over the body of work, we’ve been able to maintain a competitive presence with an encouraging future.”
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
He’s “putting forth a new vision”? A vision for what?
With the Astros in the playoffs and Luhnow’s attention focused on the big league team, details have yet to be finalized on the player development side.
Luhnow’s putting forth a new vision and how that fits with both men is to be seen. Both could remain in the organization with varied responsibilities compared to their previous roles, or someone could leave. Indications are McCracken would be more likely to depart than Rowin.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Someone has to get Dombrowski’s coffee in the morning.
The Boston Red Sox have hired Mike Hazen as general manager, the first big move by Dave Dombrowski since he took over as president of baseball operations in August.
Hazen has spent a decade in several areas of the team’s major league operations, including player acquisitions, player evaluation, contract negotiations, major league scouting and pro scouting.
“Over his 10 years with the Red Sox, Mike has proven to be an invaluable member of the baseball operations department,” Dave Dombrowski, Boston’s president of baseball operations, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to have him in this position and I’m excited to have him working with me on every aspect of baseball operations.”
Hazen, 39, spent five years in the Indians organization before coming to Boston, holding titles in Cleveland of assistant director of player development, coordinator of major league advance scouting, and assistant director of pro scouting.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Ben Cherington explains his departure.
Update: Here’s another article, which contains a great quote.
Unselfish approach bites Ben Cherington
“This is a grown-up business,” Cherington said. “The GM of the Red Sox isn’t maybe ever fully responsible, but he’s certainly fully accountable. We knew some sort of change was coming. There has to be some sort of change after two years of this.”
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