Rank 'Em: MLB General Managers

Created: July 24, 2009, 4:03 PM

Where does Brian Cashman rank?

It's arguably the most important week of the year for many baseball general managers, but which teams have the best guys in place to make the deadline moves necessary to bring home a championship?

From old-school guys like Royals GM Dayton Moore to statistics aficionados like Mariners GM Jack Zdurienck, general managers bring all sorts of different philosophies to the job. And from Yankees GM Brian Cashman to Pirates GM Neal Huntington, they also operate with all sorts of different budgets.

So as the trade deadline nears and general managers start working the phones night and day, how do you size up the field of often overlooked kingpins, SportsNation? Rank baseball's general managers!

How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • New York Yankees
  • LA Dodgers
  • Texas Rangers
  • Detroit Tigers
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Florida Marlins
  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • New York Mets
  • Kansas City Royals
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Colorado Rockies
  • LA Angels
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Washington Nationals
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Cleveland Indians
  • Minnesota Twins
  • San Diego Padres
  • Houston Astros
  • Chicago White Sox
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Seattle Mariners