Back in 2002, Nick Krall was so determined to break into baseball that he supplemented a front-office internship with Oakland by working as the team's bat boy. Carrying equipment for the Moneyball A's -- and learning from Billy Beane and Paul DePodesta -- was just the start of Krall's 16-year baseball operations career, which reached a new height on May 10 when the Reds promoted him to general manager.
MLB.com's Mark Feinsand sat down with Krall during Spring Training to discuss his tenure overseeing the Reds' pro scouting staff that acquired players like Luis Castillo and Adam Duvall, the lesson he learned when Walt Jocketty acquired Scott Rolen and much more.
On Executive Access, 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 week, you'll find out how they broke into the game, why they do what they do and how they envision the future of baseball. Look out for new episodes on Tuesdays. Download, subscribe and help others find the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes or your favorite platform.