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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Baseball’s Wall Street-Style Executives Get Titles to Match

Front office mastheads are swollen with key executives. The Dodgers, for instance, have seven vice presidents reporting into Friedman, their president of baseball operations, and 11 members of the department with a director title. Others have followed suit.

“You’re collecting intellectual horsepower that you can leverage to make better decisions,” said the Cardinals’ president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak. “And I think the trick of all this is to keeping that executive team or leadership team engaged because, in the end, you really have one person having to make a decision. But ultimately, you’re having people feel like they do have a voice on that decision tree.”

Clubs are all assembling a cadre of executives, akin to a politician’s cabinet. The common shorthand around the game is to refer to these key decision makers as being “in the room” during deliberations.

“The titles are kind of funny, and they are unique to each organization,” said Red Sox G.M. Brian O’Halloran, who reports to Chaim Bloom, the team’s chief baseball officer. “And honestly, I think to some degree, it doesn’t matter what you call these positions. It’s more about how you operate and how you handle things.”

He added: “Nothing is done unilaterally. It’s all done collaboratively.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 28, 2021 at 11:34 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: September 28, 2021 at 04:37 PM (#6042171)
He added: “Nothing is done unilaterally. It’s all done collaboratively.”


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