Today Jeff Moorad officially welcomed Josh Byrnes as executive vice president/general manager. Byrnes isn’t exactly new to the organization. He was added to Jed Hoyer’s staff last year as senior vice president of baseball operations and helped establish the system that is in place right now. Here is a look at today’s news conference:
Over his 19 years of front office experience, Byrnes has worked alongside some of the most respected and admired executives in the game, including Cleveland Indians’ President Mark Shapiro and General Manager Chris Antonetti, Texas Rangers’ Senior Advisor and former Major League General Manager John Hart, Red Sox Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington, Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington, Colorado Rockies Executive Vice President/Chief Baseball Officer & General Manager Dan O’Dowd, Texas Rangers’ General Manager Jon Daniels and Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations Theo Esptein.