Coincidence or not, the respective Executives of the Year choices here represent the two teams involved in the landmark
Rangers general manager
Meanwhile, Braves GM
Here are my executives of the year followed by a list of prospective GMs ...
The big pickups have been mostly excellent, including
Several Rays have slumped offensively this year, but the lineup has so many ways to beat teams that it hasn't hurt the team's overall excellent record. Their original plan to value defense has paid off and become a blueprint for several others.
The erudite and humorous
This year they finally spent some money, and it resulted in their best season since the days of
On a smaller scale, the late-season pickup of
Also, he had the foresight to lock up excellent manager
Below is a list of baseball people who could be GMs in the future (note: