Mark Feinsand, an executive reporter, originally joined MLB.com as a reporter in 2001.
|Opening Day is a time for hope. General managers have spent the past few months -- or years, in some case -- to build a roster they hope will take the next step toward bringing a World Series title to their fan base. But what happens when things don't go as planned?
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|MLB.com recently sat down with Tigers executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager Al Avila in his office at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla., discussing his father's influence on him, the emotions of his team drafting his son and how good Michael Fulmer can be in the future.
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|MLB.com recently sat down with Brian Cashman in his office at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., to discuss what he learned working for The Boss, what it was like being a seller for the first time at last year's Trade Deadline and how he hopes the current youth movement will bring a 28th title to Yankee Stadium.
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|Growing up on a dairy farm in New Hampshire, Neal Huntington knew at an early age that farming was not his calling. But he wanted to embark on a career for which he had the same passion that his father felt for the farm.
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|Having restored a winning tradition in Baltimore since taking over as the Orioles' executive VP of baseball operations in late 2011 -- the O's are one of only two teams in the American League not to have a losing season during the past five seasons -- Dan Duquette is looking to help his team take the next step in '17.
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|MLB.com caught up with Matt Klentak, discussing a variety of subjects including his unique relationship with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, how to trust the process -- a favorite phrase in Philly -- and why Klentak thinks Howie Kendrick and Clay Buchholz will be good fits for the Phillies this season.
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|MLB.com spent time with Braves general manager John Coppolella at George M. Steinbrenner Field -- his old stomping grounds -- before a Yankees-Braves game, discussing his time with the Boss, his evolution as an executive, what rebuilding really feels like and why he was so excited to sign the oldest player in baseball.
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|MLB.com sat down with GM Ross Atkins for a wide-ranging interview that included the future of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays' busy offseason and what it was like being teammates with a 14-year-old Alex Rodriguez.
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|Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski recently sat down with MLB.com in his office at JetBlue Park to discuss his career, the decision to trade for Chris Sale, what the Red Sox will miss most about David Ortiz and why nobody should look past the Yankees this season.
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|In Part 1 of MLB.com's two-part Q&A with Thad Levine, the Twins' senior vice president and general manager looked at the state of the franchise and what he's expecting in 2017 and beyond. Levine also spoke about a number of other things during the wide-ranging interview, including his childhood friend Paul DePodesta, his take on analytics, the keys to turning around a struggling franchise and how a trio of retired players could play a major role in that process. That, and more, is included in Part 2 below.
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|In Part 1 of a two-part Q&A, Thad Levine talks about a variety of topics, including the challenge of rebuilding a franchise, how Brian Dozier can follow up his breakout season and Byron Buxton's future.
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|The Tampa Bay Rays have a unique front-office situation, with president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, senior VP of baseball operations Chaim Bloom and senior VP of baseball operations/general manager Erik Neander combining to create a three-headed executive monster.
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|MLB.com recently sat down with Jeff Luhnow for a wide-ranging interview, discussing his transition to baseball, changing teams -- and suites -- in the middle of the Winter Meetings, the next big trends in baseball information and what he expects from the 2017 Astros.
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|Mike Rizzo dreamed of a long, successful career in the Major Leagues, but after a three-year stint in the Minors, it wasn't meant to be. The next best thing? A long, successful career as a Major League executive, one he achieved after years of grinding his way through the scouting ranks on his way to his current job of general manager and president of baseball operations for the Washington Nationals.
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|In Part 3 of an extended Q&A with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, he discusses the state of analytics.
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|Cardinals GM John Mozeliak sat down in his office at Roger Dean Stadium to discuss his path to the GM's office, drafting Albert Pujols (and subsequently watching him leave St. Louis), his feelings on the 2017 Cardinals and much more.
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|Mike Hill has spent nearly a quarter-century in Major League front offices, helping put together an expansion team with the Rays and working for the Rockies before joining the Marlins in 2002.
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|In Part 2 of an extended Q&A with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, he discusses how he got into baseball and the path that took him to where he is today.
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|Mets general manager Sandy Alderson sat down with MLB.com for an extensive interview in his offices at First Data Field, discussing the beginning of his career, what he's learned along the way and what his future may hold. This is a three-part series that will begin with Alderson's thoughts on the current state of the Mets.
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