Heyman On GM Candidates

There are only 30 general manager jobs in baseball, but for every GM, there’s a qualified candidate to replace him. At SI.com, Jon Heyman lists 30 GM candidates, some of whom will likely be hired to run big league teams at some point.

Heyman’s list includes former GMs Josh Byrnes, Allard Baird, Jerry Dipoto, Ben Cherington, Wayne Krivsky, John Hart, Mike Port, Gerry Hunsicker, Joe Garagiola Jr., Sandy Alderson and Pat Gillick. 

Not all of those execs would necessarily want another GM job, but Heyman has many alternatives to consider. Rick Hahn (White Sox), Damon Oppenheimer (Yankees), Dan Jennings (Marlins), Kim Ng (Dodgers), David Forst (A’s), Thad Levine (Rangers), John Coppolella (Braves), Al Avila (Tigers), Bill Geivett (Rockies), Logan White (Dodgers), De Jon Watson (Dodgers), John Ricco (Mets), Mike Arbuckle (Royals), Charlie Kerfeld (Phillies), Jason McLeod (Padres), Mike Chernoff (Indians), Tom McNamara (Mariners), A.J. Preller (Rangers) and Peter Woodfork (Diamondbacks) are also candidates.

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  1. Greg O 5 years ago

    I would hate to see Rick Hahn out of the White Sox organization. He will be a great GM one day

  2. You left out Jeff Wilpon…he’s already the Mets GM and with his impressive qualifications and “skill set” he may receive much interest from many teams.

  3. Chris Barrows 5 years ago

    The Yankees can’t afford to lose Oppenheimer. He’s a big part of the organization.

  4. jaysguy 5 years ago

    I’d add Tony LaCava of the Jays. I believe he’s had interviews with the Pirates and M’s for their GM jobs, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if he had got the Jays job over Anthopoulos.

  5. BWOzar 5 years ago

    One problem with Heyman here: the Yankees have an organizational policy that they don’t allow front office executives under long term contracts to interview for other jobs. Yes Kevin Towers signed elsewhere, but he was under a one year deal – I raise this point because it means Oppenheimer is really not on the market this year.

  6. Ricky 5 years ago

    4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 MORE DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!

    and it will be over and we will all be ready for Bloody Monday – lineup the MET firing squad

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