A Peek Inside The GM's Office

Ed Wade Googles showed me this site - Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Ever wonder how GMs keep abreast of all the players and personnel movements during this hectic hot-stove season? Sources have shown us their secrets.

Hot stove season is in full-swing, and there have been a plethora of rather big moves go down the past couple weeks. It's a lot of information to process and that's just as a layperson who follows the sport closely. Imagine how difficult it  must be to keep track of the players, their attributes, their contracts and the like when you're actively involved with lots of them, in addition to whatever other duties the GM may have. It might be enough to overwhelm even the smuggest smartest of General Managers, resulting in questionable personnel moves.

Luckily, this is the information age, and modern front offices able to avail themselves of the latest technology to assist in these efforts.

Our confidential TGP sources have alerted us to the presence of a secret website to which baseball players and executives have access; a site which allows anyone with an account to log on and shop for suitors. Our source managed to smuggle out a few screenshots off of Ruben's laptop.

(Click to embiggen)

Ruben-1_final_medium

The algorithm seems a little wonky, however, as you can see that a few of the results are not in the demographic Amaro searched for, although they do fit him well. Perhaps there is some sort of browser cookie integration. Additionally the exact same search sometimes yields one or two alternate, yet again prescient, results.

(Click to enlargenate)

Ruben-2_final_medium

I hope this new information puts us all, at least to some extent, at ease. The Phillies aren't just throwing darts at a dartboard, crossing their fingers, and hoping for the best. They're making use of the latest technologies to implement their plan, and if mistakes are made perhaps they need only adjust their search criterion slightly.

H/T: RtP for finding the source.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker