Mets add DePodesta
Posted on: November 8, 2010 2:59 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 3:13 pm
In a move people have been speculating on since Sandy Alderson took over as Mets general manager, former Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta has been hired as vice president of player development and amateur scouting. He has been a vice president with the Padres for the past two years after being hired by Alderson.
DePodesta is a pioneer in the sabermetrics movement, a former assistant to Billy Beane in Oakland. This hire, along with last week's hiring of former Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi as a special assistant to Alderson, could signal a major shift in the Mets' organizational philosophy. It definitely signals that they're spending a lot of money on executives.
-- David Andriesen
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