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August 1, 1992 | MICHAEL GRUNWALD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, a few days after receiving his master's degree in public communications from Syracuse, Larry Beinfest spent a night in Kansas City. He stayed with a guy he knew from his Chatsworth High baseball-playing days, the guy with whom he shared West Valley League MVP honors in 1982. Guy by the name of Bret Saberhagen. "It's a good thing I made it to the majors," Saberhagen, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, told Beinfest, "because I never really learned how to do other things."
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September 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's most disappointing team. Their general manager will return next season. The Philadelphia Phillies doubled down on expensive contracts for older players, then produced their worst season in 13 years. Their general manager will return. The Seattle Mariners will finish fourth in the American League West for the fourth consecutive year. Their general manager will return. The Angels? Owner Arte Moreno put General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia on notice last month, but he has not said a word since then.
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April 3, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Beinfest, a man who gets paid to evaluate baseball talent, made his first tough call 12 years ago, when he decided a young shortstop from Cal wasn't good enough for big-time college baseball. So Beinfest quit the team. "I was short on athletic talent," Beinfest said, "but I was strong in administration." Administrative skills combined with a love for baseball has taken Beinfest to his position as the Seattle Mariners' director of player development.
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May 10, 2013 | By Gary Klein
This weekend's series between the Dodgers and the Miami Marlins matches last-place teams that took wildly divergent routes to the cellar. New Dodgers ownership splurged for a star-studded roster and the highest payroll in baseball - a $230-million collection of talent that has produced the worst record in the National League West. And yet the Dodgers, despite a 13-20 record before Friday, lead the major leagues in attendance. Meanwhile, after loading up on high-priced free agents to attract fans to his team's new ballpark in 2012, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gutted his roster by season's end. The starless Marlins arrived at Dodger Stadium with a 10-25 record, the worst in the National League.
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May 10, 2013 | By Gary Klein
This weekend's series between the Dodgers and the Miami Marlins matches last-place teams that took wildly divergent routes to the cellar. New Dodgers ownership splurged for a star-studded roster and the highest payroll in baseball - a $230-million collection of talent that has produced the worst record in the National League West. And yet the Dodgers, despite a 13-20 record before Friday, lead the major leagues in attendance. Meanwhile, after loading up on high-priced free agents to attract fans to his team's new ballpark in 2012, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria gutted his roster by season's end. The starless Marlins arrived at Dodger Stadium with a 10-25 record, the worst in the National League.
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September 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Toronto Blue Jays are baseball's most disappointing team. Their general manager will return next season. The Philadelphia Phillies doubled down on expensive contracts for older players, then produced their worst season in 13 years. Their general manager will return. The Seattle Mariners will finish fourth in the American League West for the fourth consecutive year. Their general manager will return. The Angels? Owner Arte Moreno put General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Manager Mike Scioscia on notice last month, but he has not said a word since then.
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March 30, 1997
Jeff Farnsworth, the Seattle Mariners' top prospect for the Lancaster JetHawks, will miss at least his first start because of soreness in his pitching arm, according to Larry Beinfest, Mariners' director of player development. Farnsworth, a right-hander, will be replaced on the roster by right-hander Brian Sweeney. Sports Medicine Cal State Northridge's Center for Sports Medicine will hold a seminar focusing on female athletes on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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June 26, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER
Almost as soon as Ken Griffey Jr. broke his hand last week, rumors began circulating around Seattle that the Mariners were going to promote outfielder Jose Cruz Jr. to the major leagues. But, like most rumors, these don't appear to be true. "We have no plans right now to bring [Cruz] to the big leagues," Larry Beinfest, Mariner director of player development, said Monday. "I don't see any need to rush him."
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April 19, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER
With so many JetHawks off to good starts, the obvious question is: Do some of these players belong in double A? The man to answer that question, Larry Beinfest, director of player development for the Seattle Mariners, just happens to be in Lancaster for five games. "I think all the people who are here are here because it's appropriate," Beinfest said. "A little confidence and success [at Class A] can go a long way in these guys' careers."
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May 27, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shane Monahan's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning Sunday lifted the JetHawks to a 7-6 victory over the Modesto A's before 5,303 at the Hangar. Monahan's hit gave the JetHawks (24-27) their third victory in four games after losing 17 of 20. It was a bittersweet victory, as JetHawk shortstop Luis Molina injured his left knee on a collision at second base. Molina tore the anterior and medial cruciate ligaments and cartilage in his knee and will be out for the season.
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April 3, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Beinfest, a man who gets paid to evaluate baseball talent, made his first tough call 12 years ago, when he decided a young shortstop from Cal wasn't good enough for big-time college baseball. So Beinfest quit the team. "I was short on athletic talent," Beinfest said, "but I was strong in administration." Administrative skills combined with a love for baseball has taken Beinfest to his position as the Seattle Mariners' director of player development.
SPORTS
August 1, 1992 | MICHAEL GRUNWALD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, a few days after receiving his master's degree in public communications from Syracuse, Larry Beinfest spent a night in Kansas City. He stayed with a guy he knew from his Chatsworth High baseball-playing days, the guy with whom he shared West Valley League MVP honors in 1982. Guy by the name of Bret Saberhagen. "It's a good thing I made it to the majors," Saberhagen, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, told Beinfest, "because I never really learned how to do other things."
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April 18, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER
Lost in the hoopla of Tuesday night's home opener was a remarkable statistic: JetHawk starter Ken Cloude pitched seven innings without walking a batter, extending his streak to 12 innings without a walk. To get an idea of just how unusual that is in Class A baseball, no other JetHawk has completed an outing longer than three innings without a walk. "Up six runs it wasn't much of an effort to just go out and throw strikes," Cloude said. In 16 innings, Cloude has struck out 25 and walked three.
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June 19, 1996 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Greg Wooten joining the pitching staff for the second half of the California League season, the JetHawks will have a problem unusual in baseball today--too much starting pitching. Wooten, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, had a record of 7-1 with a 2.47 earned-run average for the Class-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. His promotion will force right-hander Chris Beck and his 3.45 ERA back to the bullpen. "It's a nice problem," said Larry Beinfest, the Seattle Mariners' director of player development.
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