Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

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Ranking baseball's GMs entering the 2018 season

While the guys on the field carry the bulk of the burden for how the standings shake out, the winter belongs to the suits and architects that pull a roster together. To that extent, having an elite baseball mind (or two) carrying the title of general manager can make all the difference in the world regarding a team turning the corner, taking the next step or failing to progress.

With baseball's executives still knee deep in pulling together their rosters for the forthcoming 2018 campaign, let's have a look at how each front office captain stacks up across the league.

Matt Whitener is St. Louis-based writer, radio host and 12-6 curveball enthusiast. He has been covering Major League Baseball since 2010, and dabbles in WWE, NBA and other odd jobs as well. Follow Matt on Twitter at @CheapSeatFan.

PLAYERS: Derek JeterGiancarlo StantonMarcell OzunaChristian YelichManny MachadoBryan PriceJose BautistaEdwin EncarnacionJosh DonaldsonEvan LongoriaJustin VerlanderJustin UptonIan KinslerJ.D. MartinezShohei OhtaniEric HosmerAddison ReedFernando RodneyBrian DozierJoe MauerNeal HuntingtonClint HurdleAndrew McCutchenGerrit ColeBilly BeaneSandy AldersonJon DanielsYu DarvishShin-Soo ChooJonathan LucroyMike NapoliCole HamelsAndrelton SimmonsZack CozartJerry DipotoJean SeguraMike LeakeRyon HealyMitch HanigerBrian SabeanMark MelanconHunter PenceDenard SpanMatt CainPat NeshekGreg HollandBryan ShawMax ScherzerBryce HarperStephen StrasburgAnthony RendonTrea TurnerJohn MozeliakDayton MooreIan KennedyCraig KimbrelChris SaleDavid PriceBrian CashmanSonny GrayTodd FrazierYoan MoncadaLucas GiolitoJose QuintanaJose AbreuAvisail GarciaTheo EpsteinJed HoyerAddison RussellClayton KershawCorey SeagerCody BellingerKenley JansenJeff LuhnowKen Giles
TEAMS: New York YankeesSt. Louis CardinalsMiami MarlinsBaltimore OriolesCincinnati RedsToronto Blue JaysCleveland IndiansSan Francisco GiantsHouston AstrosLos Angeles AngelsArizona DiamondbacksKansas City RoyalsMinnesota TwinsPittsburgh PiratesOakland AthleticsNew York MetsLos Angeles DodgersTexas RangersSeattle MarinersTampa Bay RaysPhiladelphia PhilliesColorado RockiesWashington NationalsBoston Red SoxChicago White SoxChicago Cubs
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