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Ricciardi discusses career path, role with Giants

April 29, 2019

J.P. Ricciardi's baseball career began as an undrafted free agent with the New York Mets. But his playing days lasted only two seasons before he transitioned into coaching and eventually scouting. He worked under Sandy Alderson and Billy Beane with the A's before becoming the general manager of the Blue

J.P. Ricciardi's baseball career began as an undrafted free agent with the New York Mets. But his playing days lasted only two seasons before he transitioned into coaching and eventually scouting. He worked under Sandy Alderson and Billy Beane with the A's before becoming the general manager of the Blue Jays in late 2001, a post he held for nearly a decade.

Episode 36: J.P. Ricciardi on Executive Access Podcast

MLB.com sat down with Ricciardi to discuss his decision to join Farhan Zaidi in San Francisco, how his relationships with Alderson and Beane have influenced his career, the ups and downs of his time in Toronto and if he'd ever return to Boston to work for his hometown team.

On Executive Access, MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand provides a unique look at the people building Major League teams by engaging in candid interviews with front-office personnel from around MLB. Each episode, you'll find out how they broke into the game, why they do what they do and how they envision the future of baseball.