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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
AN Interviews Beane, Part 3
What, I missed part 2? Yup, looks like it. Oh, well -- part 3 is here, and highlights:
- "My best move? Hiring Paul DePodesta." Heh.
- About bloggers: "... that's what I love, for lack of a better word, about the blogger's world. There is a tendency to really analyze things in detail. Ultimately, because there is so much conversation and investigation on a site like yours, people may not ultimately agree with it, but they stumble onto what you're trying to do. Someone emailed me something written on a Cardinals' blog, and they had nailed all the things we were talking about. The economic reasons, the personnel reasons and the reasons we made the exchange. The world of a Web log will lend itself to a lot of investigation. And you will often stumble across the answer more than someone who has to write in two hours to meet deadline just to make sure something is out in the paper the next day."
- "The most valuable resource in this game is 0-3 (years of service) players who are good players on your major league team. Those are the most valuable guys you can have because that allows you to do so much more because they fill out a critical role."
- On trades: "[W]e're more likely to go into camp with this team than we are to make too many changes to it."
- Worst move of all time: "I was the assistant GM, me and J.P. decided Ariel Prieto over Todd Helton. That was it."