Showing posts with label Bios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bios. Show all posts

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Brad Emaus Scouting Report

Here is a Bio/Scouting Report on  the Mets Rule 5 Pick, Brad Emaus:

The Blue Jays' 11th round selection from the 2007 draft rediscovered his power that seemingly eluded him in his final two seasons at Tulsa.  Playing solely at High-A Dunedin, Emaus batted .302 with 12 HR 71 RBI 12 SB and 87 runs scored and 34 doubles.  He continued his hitting ways in the Hawaiian Winter League, hitting .333 with 2 HR 12 RBI and a sterling 17 BB/7 K ratio in 26 games.  Emaus has a swing that matches his body frame--compact and powerful.  He has an excellent eye at the plate, earning a 60 BB/56 K ratio last season, while effectively driving the ball from foul line to foul line.  He has fringe average speed, but he uses it well on the basepaths.

Defensively, Emaus has substandard range as a middle infielder and will likely need to shift to a corner infield spot in the future.  He has played some third base, but the results have been less than adequate at this point as he racked up 4 errors in 47 chances last season.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Who are Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes?

The Mets have narrowed the field down to two candidates to replace Omar Minaya. Their names are Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes. Many Mets Fans do not know who they are.

Here is what they have done, Here is their Bios: 

Richard "Sandy" Alderson

Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations

Richard "Sandy" Alderson is Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations for Major League Baseball, reporting directly to MLB President & COO Bob DuPuy and Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig. Alderson came to Major League Baseball in New York in 1998 after spending seventeen years with the Oakland A's.
Alderson left a private law practice in 1981 to become the A's General Counsel. He served as General Manager from 1983 through 1997 and as President from 1993 to 1995 and from 1997 through his departure from the A's in 1998.

Sandy Alderson
The A's won four American League West Championships during his tenure (1988, 89, 90, 92), participated in three consecutive World Series (1988-90) and captured the World Series in 1989. In addition, the A's farm system produced three consecutive Rookies of the Year from 1986-88 (Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Walt Weiss). Ben Grieve of the A's also won that award in 1998.

In his role with Major League Baseball, Alderson oversees Baseball Operations, Umpiring, On-Field Operations and Security and Facility Management. In addition, he is in charge of various special projects involving international play, including Major League Baseball's participation in the 1999 Pan American Games, the historic games with the Cuban National Team in the spring of 1999 and the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney where Team USA won the Gold Medal.

Alderson holds degrees from Dartmouth College (1969) and Harvard Law School (1976). He also served four years as a Marine Infantry Officer with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He and his wife, Linda, have two children.

Josh Byrnes
Josh Byrnes
Former VP and GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks

For the second consecutive season, Josh Byrnes and his staff built a roster featuring young, mostly homegrown talent. In 2008, the D-backs spent a franchise-best 136 days in first place until relinquishing the top spot in September. Overall, no other NL club has spent more days than the D-backs’ 212 days in first place over the last two seasons. In 2007-08, Arizona has the Majors’ ninth-highest winning percentage (.531) despite having the 10th-lowest payroll.

Byrnes’ success in putting together competitive teams also includes a D-backs club that had a league-best 90-72 record in 2007 and surprised many by winning the NL West Championship in a competitive division that was the first in the Wild Card era (1995-present) to have four teams finish with winning records and two teams eventually meet in the League Championship Series. The D-backs remarkable 2007 season came only three years after leading MLB with 111 losses in 2004, tying three other teams (2006 Tigers, 1991 Braves, 1996 Padres) in baseball history to make the playoffs within three years of having a 100-plus loss season.

Byrnes began his front office career in 1994 as the Cleveland Indians were moving into then-Jacobs Field (now Progressive Field). In his time with the Indians, Byrnes performed a myriad of duties (advance scouting, contract research and preparation, pro scouting) before being named Director of Scouting in 1998. During Byrnes’ stint in Cleveland, the Indians broke a 41-year playoff drought and won five consecutive American League Central titles.

In the fall of 1999, Byrnes followed Dan O’Dowd to Colorado as the Assistant General Manager of the Rockies. During his three years in Colorado, Byrnes assisted O’Dowd on all Major League transactions and also was involved in the club’s scouting and development operations.

After the 2002 season, Byrnes accepted the Assistant General Manager position with the Boston Red Sox. Working with Theo Epstein, Byrnes assisted in all Major League personnel and contractual issues and continued an active role in all scouting matters. During Byrnes’ three years in Boston, the Red Sox won at least 95 games each year, participated in the playoffs each season and ended the franchise’s 86-year championship drought with a World Series title in 2004.

During his previous stints with other MLB clubs, Byrnes was involved in the drafting of CC Sabathia, Jeff Francis, Garrett Atkins, Brad Hawpe, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, and Jacoby Ellsbury.

Originally from Washington, D.C., Byrnes attended Haverford College in Pennsylvania, establishing school career records for home runs and RBI (since broken). Currently, Byrnes and his wife, Charity, reside in Phoenix with their daughters Avery and Darby.

Both are pretty impressive and both can bring a lot of different elements. I wonder if the Mets would considering hiring both and letting Byrnes go more on the scouting route.
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