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Sunday Baseball Notes

In American League front offices, two stand out

We talk about the impact of managers on an organization, but these days it seems the biggest job is general manager. It has become all-encompassing, more hands-on than ever. It has become, as Dan Duquette points out, a “24-7” job in which every single detail has to be accounted for — from overseeing the manager, to instruction, to player acquisition, to organizational philosophy, to contracts and business-related issues.

So when you win an Executive of the Year Award, it means you’ve done a pretty incredible job putting together a baseball team.

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