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Twins GM named Executive of the Year
2006-11-13 21:00
by Bob Timmermann

Terry Ryan, general manager of the Minnesota Twins, was named Executive of the Year at MLB's winter meetings, receiving 15 out of a possible 60 votes. Larry Beinfest of Florida finished second.

No word if Ryan thanked Brian Sabean for the award.

2006-11-13 21:13:00
1.   Ravenscar

I hear the rumblings of Met Blogs crying out for the injustice to Omar.

I admit to never really understanding the Executive off the Year award. Do only GM's get it? Aren't there other executives?

2006-11-13 21:26:16
2.   bhsportsguy
Red Sox win a chance to talk to Scott Boras

2006-11-13 21:40:49
3.   Bob Timmermann
You don't have to be a GM to win the award, but most winners have been.

2006-11-13 21:49:22
4.   Ravenscar
Thanks for the link, Bob.

I'd just like to see the Assistant to the Caterer for The Kansas City Royals get a shot.

If anyone can find the rules for who is ELIGIBLE that would be interesting. Maybe it has to be the President of Food Service or something, no assistants eligible.

2006-11-13 21:53:12
5.   Bob Timmermann
It's likely that the 60 voters can vote for just about anyone who isn't part of the on-field personnel.

It's interesting that an owner hasn't won in a while. Bill Veeck looks to be the last one.

2006-11-13 22:05:29
6.   Vishal
[2] so, at $42 million posting and $12 million per year as the article suggests... if matsuzaka gets say, a 5-year deal, he would cost... $102 million. that's an average of over $20 million a year. if it's a 6-year deal, then it would still be... $19 million per. that's just so ridiculous.
2006-11-14 12:49:57
7.   Voxter
So now they're giving out awards for signing Miguel Batista.

It seems to me that Ryan assembled a good team almost against his will. He started off the season with a lot of rhetoric about how Liriano wasn't ready for the rotation, to face guys multiple times, and it stayed that way until his hand was pushed. He also started the season with one of the worst 3B-SS tandems in recent memory, and didn't make a change until he had nothing to lose. Maybe he assembled a good team against Ron Gardenhire's will. Ron Gardenhire is an idiot.

If I were going to give it to a Twins guy, I'd give it to Mark Radcliffe, who should get credit for drafting Morneau and taking Mauer over Prior, which now looks like a genius move.

2006-11-14 12:50:30
8.   Voxter
7 - Excuse me, Tony Batista. That was a brain fart.

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