FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron on Time Present vs. Future

Episode 532
Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses the precarious balance for an organization between playing for the present and building for the future.

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8:00am wake up

9:00am manage and edit

10:00am someone asks me if the guy on a hot streak who’s never done anything in his career is a sure bet for at least 3 WAR a year for each of the next five years of team control

10:30am i tell him probably not

11:59am rendezvous with apple man

1:00pm someone asks me how much their team can expect in return for a year and a half of an overpaid league average vet

1:30pm i tell him less than he expects

4:00pm publish a post

9:00pm no longer believe in the mariners like i did when i was a kid

11:59pm sleep