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Shapiro, Hamilton, and Rosenhaus Interview


Posted: 1/31/2013 11:38 AM

Shapiro, Hamilton, and Rosenhaus Interview 

I thought this was a nice look at these guys, in a much lighter/laid back setting than we are used to seeing. Warning, it's very long (44 minutes)

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Posted: 1/31/2013 2:36 PM

Re: Shapiro, Hamilton, and Rosenhaus Interview 

That 45 minutes blew by. Very entertaining. Hamilton starting off his career in someone's cellar. Shap making fun of the former Fausto was surprising.

I need an afternoon mid week Cactus game fix.

Great find Tampa

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Posted: 1/31/2013 4:34 PM

Re: Shapiro, Hamilton, and Rosenhaus Interview 

Bread's right -- it's a fast 45 minutes.  Some reasons to listen:
* Shapiro talks about the "Moneyball" movie -- and he got to review the script in advance
* Shapiro says the use of analytics/Sabermetrics has advanced "10-fold" since Beane's Moneyball year (2002)
* the Indians president's view on baseball revenues
* a great Fausto Carmona background story (that I never heard before)
* Shapiro's greatest mistake (a trade, naturally)
* the John Rocker trade (Tom Hamilton adds his critique)
* Shapiro on the job of a manager each day
* Tom Hamilton on this year's off-season

Oh, and there's another good moment: Hamilton explains why Big Ten games don't have "Brent Mussberger" moments (harking back to his monologue on the quarterback's girlfriend).

Last edited 2/1/2013 12:00 PM by ThisisTFIS

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