Saturday, December 20, 2003

Heh, I really should finish surfing before I post. The excellent Management By Baseball blog has an entry on Bivasi's early run as the Mariners' GM. He can't figure out what is going on either:

He's been hyperactive in the trade and signing area since he was hired six weeks ago. Not a single one of the deals seem to make sense, and the pattern clearly follows none of the old or new team development models observers recognize, including:
  • Sign a bunch of recognizeable names,
  • Use sabermetric theories
  • Build for power
  • Build for pitching and defense
  • Use succession planning to bring in two very young players per season & let the veterans break them in
  • Replace your lowest/most disappointing performers with those who have a chance to be your highest
  • anything else recognizable.

  • This pretty much echos the blogsphere's feeling on the matter.

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