Why Cleveland Browns studied The Cubs Way before hiring Paul DePodesta

The Browns were looking for a spark to rebuild their organization. So they spent time to learn about what exactly The Cubs Way meant, and why it worked.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

ESPN pens NFL Draft Profile of Paul DePodesta

With the NFL Draft rapidly approaching, draft profiles of all the top names are being bantered about in all of their pronoun-free glory. Quarterback intangibles, wide receiver work ethic, on-and-off-field examinations…you name it. All there in large, ellipses-filled paragraphs that completely eliminate needless words like “the.” While quarterbacks and play-making defenders...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul DePodesta: “I have experience in things that are unpopular”

At the recently held Sloan Analytics Conference at MIT, recently hired Head of Smart Things, Paul DePodesta, stated that he heard rumblings of the Cleveland Browns getting skewered by folks at the recently completed NFL Combine. If all of this recency sounds redundant, it’s because so much has happened in such a short time that the Browns have seemingly been caught in a whirlwind...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Home DePo: A non-interview with Paul DePodesta

There have been many people weighing in on what the Cleveland Browns hiring of Paul DePodesta means. What could a guy who spent the majority of his career in baseball actually contribute to a football team? SI’s Tom Verducci had some fantastic insights into how Browns owner Jimmy Haslam went about the process of finding him and some of what it might mean. But how much of it...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tommy Tanous Will Likely Replace DePodesta

Following Paul DePodesta’s departure, John Harper of the NY Post says that Tommy Tanous will likely take over his role as the head of player development. Tanous originally joined the organization as a professional scout in 2010, and he was named the Director of Amateur Scouting the following year. This decision seems to make the most sense as he was heavily involved in the draft...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts after the Cleveland Browns hiring of Paul DePodesta

You know that look a dog gives you when it ***** its head to the side? There was a lot of that in the Dawg Pound yesterday when the Cleveland Browns confirmed the reports that they’d hired Moneyball baseball guy Paul DePodesta to join their front office. As of this typing our readers had commented on that post 234 times, which is something of a modern record, I think. It’s hard...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul DePodesta leaves Mets for job in the NFL

“Paul completely reorganized the Mets; scouting and player-development functions and had an extraordinary impact in both areas, but he was also very directly involved in our trade and free-agent acquisitions,” Mets GM Sandy Alderson said. “His commitment to excellence and his passion for innovation will be missed by the Mets and all of baseball. I wish him well with the Browns...
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns Hire ‘Moneyball’ Executive Paul DePodesta As Chief Strategy Officer

The Cleveland Browns made the surprise personnel move of the young offseason Tuesday. The Browns announced they’ve hired Paul DePodesta as their chief strategy officer. That name should sound familiar, especially to baseball fans as DePodesta had been serving as the New York Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting. DePodesta, an analytics expert, will...
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns hire Mets executive Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer

The Cleveland Browns are at it again, doing another potentially silly thing that will likely earn them scorn for one reason or another. On Tuesday, the Browns announced that they had hired Paul DePodesta as their new chief strategy officer. While this may not seem like much of a thing on the surface, keep in mind that DePodesta isn’t exactly a football guy. In fact, he’s worked...
Via The Comeback
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

DePodesta and Tanous High On Mets Day Two Draft Picks

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that Mets VP Paul DePodesta and amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous addressed their Day 2 draft picks on Friday. Here’s what they had to say … Milton Ramos, SS, American Heritage (Fla.) HS., third round: “Certainly he’s known for defense. He’s a lot stronger than people think. This is now a below-average bat by any means. I think sometimes...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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