Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, January 03, 2014

AZ Central Piecoro: There’s no Black Monday for GM’s in Baseball, ....but maybe next year

But baseball hasn’t had a general manager fired since 2011 — or it has had only one if you count the changes in Miami, where Larry Beinfest was fired as president of baseball operations….....

Another factor is probably tied to the backgrounds of modern GMs, many of whom are business savvy and/or Ivy League trained. Being able to speak the same language as their owners, to rationalize their decision-making based on more quantifiable factors rather than on scouting hunches or gut instincts, can only help when things don’t work out as planned.

As GMs have become more front and center in the post-“Moneyball” years, managers’ stars have dimmed somewhat. And certainly, the GMs are far more secure than the managers they hire; 12 teams have featured new managers since the end of the 2012 season.


shoewizard Posted: January 03, 2014 at 12:30 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: diamondbacks, general, general managers

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 03, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4629441)
   2. shoewizard Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:44 PM (#4629511)
I found the angle that smarter GM's can cover their ass better quite funny and interesting. Not really sure that's true though.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogESPN: Stark: Why super teams don't win the World Series
(7 - 7:41pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOTP 2016 Oct 17: Politics, Sports, and the 'League of Legends' World Championship
(1976 - 7:39pm, Oct 22)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogNLCS Game 6 Chatter
(25 - 7:30pm, Oct 22)
Last: K-BAR, J-BAR (trhn)

NewsblogThe Oral History of Baseball on 'Seinfeld' | Complex
(76 - 7:28pm, Oct 22)
Last: Lassus

Gonfalon CubsThe Long Wait
(119 - 7:26pm, Oct 22)
Last: CFiJ

NewsblogA well-rested Kenley Jansen makes Cubs’ task more daunting | New York Post
(3 - 7:05pm, Oct 22)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogProspect Retrospective: Ricky Vaughn, RHP, Cleveland Indians - Minor League Ball
(2 - 6:45pm, Oct 22)
Last: Guy Heckler's Veto

NewsblogOT: October-November 2016 Soccer Thread
(69 - 6:25pm, Oct 22)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogWhat we learned: The Dodgers can't hit Jon Lester
(29 - 6:08pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblogred sox - Inside story of David Ortiz's injury: 'He was essentially playing on stumps' - WEEI | Rob Bradford
(28 - 5:59pm, Oct 22)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogBeating Clayton Kershaw is Cubs' biggest barrier to 1st pennant since 1945 - Chicago Tribune
(11 - 5:48pm, Oct 22)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogThe Blue Jays Should Rebuild | FanGraphs Baseball
(45 - 5:41pm, Oct 22)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyThe Post Mortem Begins - A Look at the Infield
(19 - 5:03pm, Oct 22)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(225 - 5:01pm, Oct 22)
Last: tshipman

Sox TherapyThe Post Mortem Concludes - Not Players
(3 - 3:00pm, Oct 22)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Page rendered in 0.3136 seconds
47 querie(s) executed