Astros' Purpura burns to one day become a GM

In the first of two interviews, Rob has a Q&A session with Astros assistant GM Tim Purpura.

Originally Published: December 28, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

In a recent, decidedly non-scientific survey, Baseball America senior writer and ESPN.com contributor Alan Schwarz asked 41 baseball executives, "Who is the best GM candidate in the game?"

It's probably no surprise that Athletics assistant GM Paul DePodesta finished tied for first place, with six votes. Also garnering six votes was Mets assistant GM Jim Duquette, who while not a household name is fairly well-known for various reasons.

But right behind DePodesta, with five votes apiece, ...

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