• Steve Potter

11/25/2020 : Org Structure


With the Phillies presumably in search of a President of Baseball Operations and a General Manager I thought as a comparison I’d take a look at how each of the 30 MLB teams are structured in regards to team leadership as well as their focus on baseball functions.


The Phillies leadership hierarchy presently has Managing Partner John Middleton at the top with President Andy MacPhail as a direct report. Executive Vice President Dave Buck is the leader of the business side of the equation. Matt Klentak was the Vice President and General Manager - Baseball Operations before being “untitled”. Ned Rice is now serving as the interim GM with Klentak seemingly serving in an auxiliary role.


The GM role has three Assistant GM’s along with three senior advisors and four special assistants reporting to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Player Development

Research & Development

Integrative Baseball Performances

Medical Services


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Here’s a snapshot of how the other National League teams are built ... will look at the American League team structures in part two of this series.


National League East


Atlanta Braves :


Terry McGuirk - Chairman - “maintains executive oversight of all aspects of the Braves franchise”


Derek Schiller - President & CEO - “manages all business functions of the front

office.”


Mike Plant - President & CEO - Business Development Company - “oversees the Braves real estate and development holdings.”


Alex Anthopoulos - President - Baseball Operations & GM - “oversees all aspects of the club’s baseball operations.”


Anthopoulos has four Assistant General Managers reporting to him along with a Vice President of Scouting and eleven Special Assistants.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Major League Operations

Research and Development

Medical and Performance

Scouting ( significant amount of staffing - over 50 )

Player Development


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Note : In general the job descriptions above fit the other organizations as well 🧐


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Miami Marlins :


Bruce Sherman - Chairman & Principal Owner


Derek Jeter - Chief Executive Officer - “oversees the organization’s day to day business and baseball operations.”


Kim Ng - General Manager - Baseball Operations


Ng has two Assistant General Managers reporting to her along with a Vice President of Scouting and a Special Assistant.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Analytics

Scouting & Player Development

Medical & Clubhouse

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New York Mets :


Steve Cohen - Chairman


Sandy Alderson - President


Remaining structure TBD with new ownership group now in place


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Medical

Scouting & Player Development

Research and Development

Systemic Development


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Washington Nationals :


Mark Lerner - Managing Principal Owner


Ted Lerner - Founding Principal Owner


Alan Gottlieb - Chief Operating Officer - Lerner Sports


Jake Burns - Executive Vice President - Business Operations


Mike Rizzo - President of Baseball Operations & General Manager


Rizzo has seven Assistant General Managers and two Special Advisors.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Major League Operations

Research and Development

Medical Services

Scouting

Player Development

International Operations

Baseball Finance


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National League Central


Chicago Cubs :


Tom Ricketts - Executive Chairman


Crane Kenney - President - Business Operations


Jed Hoyer - President - Baseball Operations


TBD - Executive Vice President & General Manager


The GM has an Assistant GM, a Senior VP of Player Personnel, a Senior Advisor and four Special Assistants to the GM reporting to them.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Baseball Operations

Baseball Systems Development

Research and Development

Player Development

Medical

High Performance


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Cincinnati Reds


Robert Castellini - Chief Executive Officer


Phillip Castellini - President and Chief Executive Officer


Karen Forgus - Senior Vice President of Business Operations


TBD - President of Baseball Operations


The President of Baseball Operations has two Senior Advisors reporting to him.


Nick Krall - Vice President & General Manager


The GM has one VP/Assistant GM and two Vice Presidents reporting to them.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Sports Science

Data Science

Player Development

Medical


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St Louis Cardinals :


William Dewitt Jr - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


William Dewitt III - President


John Mozeliak - President of Baseball Operations


Michael Girsch - Vice President and General Manager


The GM has two Assistant GM’s and three Special Assistants reporting directly to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Player Development

Baseball Administration

Baseball Analytics

Performance

Medical Staff


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Milwaukee Brewers :


Mark Attanasio - Chairman and Principal Owner


Rick Schlesinger - President Business Operations


David Stearns - President Baseball Operations


Matt Arnold - Senior Vice President and General Manager


The GM has seven Vice Presidents and two Senior Advisors reporting to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Player Development

Scouting

Baseball Projects

Baseball Systems

Research and Development

Minor League Operations

Medical Staff


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Pittsburgh Pirates :


Bob Nutting - Chairman of the Board


Travis Williams - President


Ben Cherington - General Manager


The GM has two Assistant GMs and eight special assistants reporting to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Baseball Informatics

Scouting

Operations

Personnel

Sports Medicine

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National League West


Los Angeles Dodgers :


Mark Walter - Owner and Chairman - Guggenheim Baseball

Management owns the team - a group of nine partners


Stan Kasten - President and CEO


Bob Wolfe - President and Chief Operating Officer


Andrew Friedman - President - Baseball Operations


The President of Baseball Operations has one Senior Vice President and two Assistant General Managers/Vice Presidents reporting to him. There are also four Special Assistants. The club currently doesn’t have a GM titled position.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Player Development

Medical Staff

Baseball Performance

Baseball Systems

Quantitative Analysis

Baseball Administration


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San Diego Padres :


Ron Fowler - Executive Chairman


Peter Siedler - General Partner


Erick Greupner - President of Business Operations


AJ Preller - Executive Vice President & GM - Baseball Operations


The GM has a VP/Assistant GM and a Assistant GMs reporting to him along with two Senior Advisors and four special assistants.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Systems and Research and Development

Major League Support

Medical Staff

Player Development

Scouting

International Operations


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San Francisco Giants :


Larry Baer - President and Chief Executive Officer


The CEO has an Executive Vice President, two Special Assistants and two Special Advisors


Mario Alioto - Executive Vice President - Business Operations


Farhan Zaida - President of Baseball Operations


The President of Baseball Operations has three senior advisors and a GM along with two Vice Presidents reporting to him.


Scott Harris - General Manager


The GM has an VP/Assistant GM reporting directly to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Performance and Wellness

Research and Development

Scouting

Player Development

Baseball Systems

Analytics and Application

Baseball Operations

Medical Staff


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Colorado Rockies :


Richard Monfort - Owner/Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Charles Monfort - Owner/General Partner


Greg Feasel - Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Jeff Bridich - Executive Vice President and General Manager - Baseball Operations


The GM has three Assistant GM’s and two VP’s of scouting reporting directly to him.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Research and Development

Scouting

Player Development

Player Personnel

Medical Staff

Performance ..................................................


Arizona Diamondbacks :


Ken Kendrick - Managing General Partner


Mike Chipman - General Partner


Jeff Royer - General Partner


Derrick Hall - President and Chief Executive Officer


The President has one Senior Advisor, four Special Assistants and two Special Advisors


Cullen Maxey - Executive Vice President - Business Operations and Revenue


Mike Hazen - Executive Vice President and General Manager


The GM has two VP/Assistant GM reporting to him and two Special Assistants.


Baseball Operations Departmental Focus :


Scouting

Player Development

Medical Staff

Research & Development

Latin Operations

Baseball Systems

Baseball Technology

Administration


I’ll dig into the American League next 🤔. Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow everyone and as always ...


Happy Day, Happy Baseball ⚾️





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