Are you going to the 2013 Baseball Winter Meetings? Let us know

SABR will have a booth at the 112th annual Baseball Winter Meetings, December 9-12, 2013, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. Stop by and say hello to our interns, Tiana and Troy!

Are you a SABR member who is planning to attend the Winter Meetings? Let us know at

For more information on the Winter Meetings, visit


Many SABR members are scheduled to speak at the Sports Management Worldwide Baseball Career Conference, held December 8-9 in conjunction with the Winter Meetings, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando. Among the list of scheduled speakers are SABR members:

  • Pat Gillick, Former GM of four MLB teams and three World Series championships
  • Cory Schwartz, MLB Advanced Media Vice President, Stats
  • Dan Evans, Toronto Blue Jays Scout, former LA Dodgers GM
  • Tyrone Brooks, Pittsburgh Pirates, Director of Player Personnel
  • Rob Neyer, SB Nation National Baseball Editor & well known baseball author
  • Ari Kaplan, Ariball President – leading figure in sports analytics
  • Joe Favorito, Sports Publicity & Marketing Consultant
  • Mark Smith, Minor League Video Coordinator

For more information on the Baseball Career Conference, visit


Please also consider joining SABR member Tyrone Brooks and the Baseball Industry Network at the annual Baseball Industry Network Baseball Winter Meetings Morning Meet-Up on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Dolphin Hotel Lobby Lounge (third level.)

This has become a great annual tradition for the Baseball Industry Network to bring together our members for a bit of networking and also helping out a good cause in the process. The Dolphin Lobby Lounge has a café there which will allow our members to network and mingle over coffee or morning treat. Part of the reason for the early start is that many members of various front offices can use this early time slot to screen candidates for openings before they head into meetings for the day.

This year, we have the great fortune to help a local cause in the form of the Orlando Monarchs baseball program, a program created by Rickie Weeks Sr. Mr. Weeks, whose sons Rickie and Jemile currently play in the major leagues, created the Orlando Monarchs baseball program to provide more opportunities for kids wishing to pursue the game. The Orlando Monarchs are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that tries to enrich our young children’s lives through the game of baseball. You can read more about the Orlando Monarchs by going to

There is no cost to attend the morning meet-up, but like in past years, Tyrone is asking attendees to make a generous donation ($5-$20) which will be earmarked for the Orlando Monarchs program, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization started by Rickie Weeks Sr. that tries to enrich our young children’s lives through the game of baseball. Even if you are unable to attend, your kind donation will definitely help these young kids in their pursuit of playing our great game.

For convenience and since space is limited, please RSVP at by the end of the day on Monday, December 9, 2013.

If you wish to volunteer and assist us with the Baseball Industry Network Baseball Winter Meetings Morning Meet-Up, please email SABR member Mark Smith at Please follow the Baseball Industry Network on Twitter at @tybbnet to get instant updates leading up to the event. Tyrone can also be reached at

Originally published: December 4, 2013. Last Updated: December 4, 2013.