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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Future MLB general managers: Eight candidates who could eventually become your favorite team’s next GM

4. Billy Owens, director of player personnel and assistant general manager, Oakland Athletics

If you read “Moneyball” then you might remember how Michael Lewis introduced Owens by writing that he was “what you’d get if you hammered Shaquille O’Neal with a pile driver until he stood six foot two.” That’s not a particularly kind way of describing someone, which is too bad because Owens is regarded throughout the league as a quality human being. He’s a baseball lifer, too, having racked up the miles as a minor-league player, coach, scout and so on. Within the industry, he’s considered one of the favorites for the Mets job if and when it becomes available.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 15, 2020 at 11:19 AM | 12 comment(s)
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