Senior Vice President and General Manager
Matt Arnold, 42, enters his sixth season with the Brewers and third as senior vice president. He was named the 10th general manager in franchise history on November 19, 2020. He originally joined the organization as vice president and assistant general manager on October 14, 2015.
Arnold assists President of Baseball Operations David Stearns with day-to-day baseball processes and provides functional oversight of all departments within baseball operations. His areas of focus include Major League operations, roster construction, financial planning, staffing and personnel development, contract negotiations and player personnel decisions. He also helps supervise player development, medical operations, integrative sports performance, foreign and domestic scouting and analytics.
Prior to joining the Brewers, Arnold spent nine seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, assisting then Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman and President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman with player acquisitions, contract negotiations and player evaluations at all levels. His responsibilities also included strategic planning, foreign and domestic special assignments and coordinating advance scouting for the postseason. Additionally, he worked to develop the process of integrating science, biomechanics and human movement analysis within all levels of baseball operations.
Arnold transitioned from the Cincinnati Reds front office to Tampa Bay following the 2006 season as a professional scout. He was promoted to director of professional scouting in November 2009 and to director of player personnel in June 2015. During his time in Tampa Bay, the team won over 90 games in five of six seasons from 2008 and 2013 and qualified for the postseason four times (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013), including the franchise's first World Series appearance in 2008.
Arnold, who has 20 seasons of professional baseball experience, has also served roles with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2000), Texas Rangers (2002) and Cincinnati Reds (2003-06). In Cincinnati, Arnold served as assistant director of professional scouting with his duties including player analysis, financial planning and arbitration, and he was also involved in advance, amateur and professional scouting.
Originally from California, Arnold graduated from the University of California-Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2001. He merited academic honors, including Sport Management Student of the Year as a junior.