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Ruben Amaro Jr.

Who's best general manager in MLB?

Rays' Andrew Friedman Steve Gould Baltimore Sun Baseball's most competitive division features perhaps its three best front office chiefs and one (the Blue Jays' Alex Anthopoulos) quickly on the rise. The Yankees' Brian Cashman and the Red Sox's Theo Epstein have built perennial World Series contenders by assembling All-Star teams while maintaining impressive farm systems. However, the standard disclaimer applies: Because of the payrolls at their disposal, it's hard to evaluate their acumen. Andrew Friedman doesn't suffer — or benefit — from this caveat. He has led the Rays out of the basement by stocking the organization with smart draft...