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Jack Goin discusses Twins job opening, etc. (Was: All right all you geniuses...)

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#1 drjim

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Someone apply to this job!

http://www.fangraphs...wins-developer/

Good to see the organization continue its march to 2000 technology levels.

Edited by ashburyjohn, 09 July 2014 - 06:37 PM.

Papers...business papers.

#2 D. Hocking

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:13 PM

I am pretty sure someone here can do this.



  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

#3 gunnarthor

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:17 PM

I wonder if they'd hire me if I had none of the qualifications but really wanted the job.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Interesting find although just reading the qualifications pretty much gives me a headache.

And a warning to applicants, go look at all your social media postings about the Twins!!!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

I wonder if they'd hire me if I had none of the qualifications but really wanted the job.

Let me answer that for you. No.

#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:23 PM

It's pretty hilarious how my experience aligns exactly with their requirements.

Hmm.

Hmmmm.

#7 Jack Goin

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:23 PM

Interesting find although just reading the qualifications pretty much gives me a headache.

And a warning to applicants, go look at all your social media postings about the Twins!!!

Don't think I won't look through those to see all your smart ass comments.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

I am pretty sure someone here can do this.



  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

Standard requirement for all job postings. That, along with ability to lift 55 lbs.

#9 JB_Iowa

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

Don't think I won't look through those to see all your smart ass comments.


LOL. You'd find I'm very boring. And you'd find that I definitely lack 99% of the other qualifications. :)

Nice to see you post here again and good luck in finding a GREAT HIRE!

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Someone apply to this job!

http://www.fangraphs...wins-developer/

Good to see the organization continue its march to 2000 technology levels.

Thanks. it has been tough doing advanced analysis on an abacus and collecting scouting report info that has been filed on loose-leaf sheets of paper. The visual reporting is all done with pencil and paper sketches. Oh, and the fax machine will finally be retired.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Well, if you used Oracle instead of SQL Server...
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

Thanks. it has been tough doing advanced analysis on an abacus and collecting scouting report info that has been filed on loose-leaf sheets of paper. The visual reporting is all done with pencil and paper sketches. Oh, and the fax machine will finally be retired.


:)

After the season, I hope you'll come back here and explain to us a little about how you've made use of the data provided by all the new censors, etc. put into TF. I remember reading a bit about mlb putting in new measuring devices prior to the season in some parks and know that TF was one.

Would really appreciate it if you could give us some insight when you aren't quite so busy.

#13 gunnarthor

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

Let me answer that for you. No.


Dammit!

#14 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:38 PM

Thanks. it has been tough doing advanced analysis on an abacus and collecting scouting report info that has been filed on loose-leaf sheets of paper. The visual reporting is all done with pencil and paper sketches. Oh, and the fax machine will finally be retired.


You'll really miss the "sniff the fresh stacks of mimeographs" Friday afternoons.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Damn, I may have to apply. I am qualified.

#16 drjim

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

Thanks. it has been tough doing advanced analysis on an abacus and collecting scouting report info that has been filed on loose-leaf sheets of paper. The visual reporting is all done with pencil and paper sketches. Oh, and the fax machine will finally be retired.


I have to admit, this job posting makes me wish I got into computer science instead of theology.

I'm pretty much demanding that Brock applies.
Papers...business papers.

#17 Jack Goin

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:52 PM

Well, if you used Oracle instead of SQL Server...

Every job posting for a position similar to this with a club has required SQL Server experience.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

This has to be a fake application - I don't see the requirements:


  • Battling tail off.
  • Develop the software the right way.
  • Have a last name where you can add an "ie" at the end.

#19 Jack Goin

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:54 PM

This has to be a fake application - I don't see the requirements:


  • Battling tail off.
  • Develop the software the right way.
  • Have a last name where you can add an "ie" at the end.

Don't forget the ability to "fire it through the Internet".

#20 oldguy10

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

Great, funny stuff, folks, keep it going please!

#21 ScottyB

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

I was a programmer 30 years ago, did a lot of software development, specializing in report writing. Think they could use someone with experience in BASIC and FORTRAN?

#22 drjim

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Any extra bonus points for analysis that comes up with former Twins to sign?
Papers...business papers.

#23 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

Any extra bonus points for analysis that comes up with former Twins to sign?


I hear AJ is looking for work......

#24 LaBombo

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:07 PM

I was a programmer 30 years ago, did a lot of software development, specializing in report writing. Think they could use someone with experience in BASIC?

Integer...

https://encrypted-tb...lkexkEbJaE_33Mg

or floating point?

#25 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

  • Ability to lift and transport items up to 55 lbs.

The Twins still have that bag of balls we traded JJ Hardy for?
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

  • Ability to lift and transport items up to 55 lbs.

The Twins still have that bag of balls we traded JJ Hardy for?


Jim Hoey dislikes this comment, is not buying Dave a steak dinner, and is beginning to tear up a bit.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

This has to be a fake application - I don't see the requirements:


  • Battling tail off.
  • Develop the software the right way.
  • Have a last name where you can add an "ie" at the end.


Don't forget the ability to "fire it through the Internet".



Or the ability to push through the pain of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

Don't forget the ability to "fire it through the Internet".


And maintain those XML downward plane propagations.
Stonehenge. It's not just for breakfast any more.
http://io9.com/archa...-sto-1632927903

#29 drjim

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:18 PM

Or the ability to push through the pain of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


So would you let Jack know right away, or type with pain for a while until your queries keep spitting out Mike Pelfrey?
Papers...business papers.

#30 LaBombo

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

Will the interview include demonstrating a head-first slide into a cube to gauge enthusiasm and dedication?