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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hey Duda. The death spiral of relative values. | Rotoman’s Guide

This article is making me tier up.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 14, 2015 at 08:52 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fantasy baseball, rankings

Monday, January 12, 2015

Ranking the Top 25 GMs in history

From TFA: “A couple of notes on eligibility.  The GM role was created about 1920 — before then the players were signed or acquired either by the owner or manager.  For the purposes of this exercise, we are not considering GMs who were also owners or managers of the team.  If we did, John McGraw (a manager in charge of the New York Giants roster for 30 years) and Barney Dreyfuss (who owned the Pirates for 32 years and built several champions himself) would each be in the top 10.  Also, note that we are ranking the men (so far, they are all men) who have run what we now call “baseball operations”, regardless of the person’s actual title.  Theo Epstein is the President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs, while Jed Hoyer is the GM.  For our purposes, we are crediting (or blaming) Epstein for the Cubs performance, since he is in charge.

Also, we (somewhat arbitrarily) decided to require that the candidates start their GM career by 2003, allowing for 12 years of service.  John Mozeliak, Andrew Friedman, Jon Daniels and others have had impressive starts to their likely long front office careers, but we did not want to get too far ahead of their stories.”

Blastin Posted: January 12, 2015 at 05:00 PM | 112 comment(s)
  Beats: rankings, slow news day

 

 

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