Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Josh Byrnes

Josh Byrnes, as most people know, was hired as the GM of the Diamondbacks in October of 2005. Before that, he was an assistant GM with the Red Sox for four years. From 1999-2001, he was the assistant GM of the Indians. And from the day he was hired as an intern in 1994 until then, he held various positions with the Colorado Rockies.

Why does this matter? Because Josh Byrnes has had a hand in building all four of the surviving playoff teams. I think this is pretty impressive, especially since all of them are fairly young teams with farm systems that have borne fruit over the last few years. Granted, he's had more influence on some teams than others, but it's still quite a résumé.

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