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Would you like to work for this man?
Would you like to work for this man?
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The Blue Jays have posted two intern jobs.

One is a Baseball Operations Analytics Intern who will assist "with day-to-day tasks within Baseball Operations". It does sound particularly interesting. Here are the responsibilities:

  • Assist the Baseball Operations department with projects as directed.
  • Staying current on publically available baseball research.
  • Maintain critical scouting/statistical databases and monitoring the import of data feeds.
  • Assist with the preparation for the Rule 4 Draft.
  • Provide support for Baseball Operations meetings and player transaction decisions.
  • Support Minor League Operations/Player Development with their daily operations.
  • Contribute to analysis of Major and Minor League Players.
  • Assist with the testing of Baseball Operations software systems.

The other is Baseball Operations Scouting Intern. It's responsibilities:

  • Assist the Baseball Operations department with projects as directed.
  • Maintain critical baseball operations ranking boards and scouting/statistical databases.
  • Assist with the preparation for the Rule 4 Draft.
  • Provide support for Baseball Operations meetings and player transaction decisions.
  • Support Minor League Operations/Player Development with their daily operations.
  • Contribute to analysis of Major and Minor League Players.
  • Assist with the testing of Baseball Operations software systems.

If I was only 20 years younger, it would have been something I would have loved.

Both jobs ask that you have 'strong baseball knowledge', which you do. I mean, you are here, you must have strong baseball knowledge. And there are a few other qualifications they have listed in the posting.

It's not listed in the posting, but the jobs pay $12.75 an hour for a 35 hour work week, tho i'd imagine you'll be working most than 35 hours a week.  You won't be buying Colby Rasmus' condo with your earnings, but it is a chance to see what things are like in the front office.

You all know that Alex Anthopoulos started as an intern, as did many people that work in the front offices of MLB teams. Now, odds are you won't go on to become GM, but I really can't think of a more interesting place to work than in the front office of a major league team.

And, if you apply, and get an interview, be sure to mention that Bluebird Banter sent you....it can't hurt (well, I hope it wouldn't hurt). And when you get the job, remember to pass along any good bits of information on to us. The postings will be up until early November, so you have a bit of time to think about it.