Archive for the 'General Managers' Category

Part 2 in this examination of scouting directors looks at how they did with specific drafts and skill sets.

Part 1 takes the long view looking at how scouting directors have fared over their careers.

It wouldn’t take radical changes to make the process fairer, more efficient, and less unpleasant for everyone.

Dave Dombrowski is a good general manager with a couple of distinct failings. How has he adjusted to those in his early days with Boston?

A look at how the actions of MLB owners in the not-to-distant past may affect upcoming negotiations.

A team-by-team look at BA’s top 100 list, from 1990 to the present.

What broad analysis can tell us about how willing teams are to trade with other teams.

A brief look at how all 10 playoff teams are pursuing their respective pennants.

There were winners among even the cheapest teams in the last decade.

In his new book, Big Data Baseball, Travis Sawchick not only recounts the events and people who shaped the 2013 Pirates, but also pens a love letter to sabermetrics.

How baseball’s owners have historically insulated themselves from the risks of the market.

It’s easy to think of Boras – and the players he represents – as the bad guy, but it’s the owners who are the real men behind the curtain.

A look at the best front-office minds in baseball.

Just having the right data isn’t enough.

In the first of a two-part series, examining the different facets of data and how they apply to a baseball front office.

It would behoove Rob Manfred to treat diversity in MLB as a constant concern.

It might not be farfetched for compensatory picks to go away forever.

The SABR Diamond Dollars case competition has grown into a mutually beneficial event for all parties involved.

The Phillies would have been better had they adopted sabermetrics earlier on, but that’s not why they’re struggling now.

The long-time executive always keeps us on our toes.