Listen: C. Dot Show with author Dan Levitt

From SABR member C. Trent Rosecrans at on March 17, 2015, with SABR member Dan Levitt:

Among the biggest changes in the way baseball has evolved is at the front office level, especially over the last 30 years or so, with the expansion of front offices and the advent of free agency making those who decide how to spend a team’s money sometimes more important than the players who are paid to play. The new book, “In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball” from Dan Levitt and Mark Armour explores how we got to the point of the superstar GM.

Levitt joined Enquirer Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans last week at the SABR Analytics Convention to talk about how the general manager’s role has changed over time, as well as his rankings on his blog of the Top 25 general managers of all time, including current Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty, who comes in at No. 15. Bob Howsam, GM of the Big Red Machine, is No. 4.

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Originally published: March 17, 2015. Last Updated: March 17, 2015.