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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.

Ed Wade Googles showed me this site
Ed Wade Googles showed me this site
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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.

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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.

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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.