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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 01:30 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: diamondbacks, general, general managers

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   1. valuearbitrageur Posted: January 03, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4629441)
   2. shoewizard Posted: January 03, 2014 at 06:44 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.

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