Just getting around to this as it’s off our track, but since I pull for the Padres as my NL “home” team… On the face, it’s just a good hire by the Padres, getting another young, smart dude to help the organization. Now, there are many of us/you who either secretly or openly covet a GM’s job and think you could do Cashman’s job with your eyes closed. Well, have a gander at Abbamondi’s resume and see if you have what it takes to beat this guy to the next open GM spot:
Abbamondi came to the Cardinals from Major League Baseball’s labor relations department, serving there as a senior director of labor economics. While there he helped craft the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and devise baseball’s revenue-sharing policies. He came to the Cardinals highly regarded for his proficiency with baseball policy, contracts and arbitration. Abbamondi headed the Cardinals’ arbitration cases, and had roles in negotiating many of the contracts that arbitration-eligible players received before their hearings.
Abbamondi, 39, was also involved in budgeting, overseeing the medical staff and roster management for the Cardinals.
Before pursuing a career in baseball, Abbamondi served nine years in the U.S. Navy as a flight officer. He flew 40 combat missions over Iraq and was a two-time recipient of the Navy Air Medal.
This ain’t your oft-maligned, stat-geek, computer-totin’, never-seen-a-game-in-person guy. Don’t hate him because he’s 39. Hate him because he kicks serious ass.
Now get yours back to work, slacker. Vacation, schmacation. Continue reading Abbamondi to the Padres; also, your resume sucks