Ever since AJ Preller came to San Diego, he's had a reputation of being something of an insomniac.
We sure know one thing: #Padres GM AJ Preller does not believe in sleep.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 19, 2014
"I’ve always told him sleep is the enemy." Don Welke on Preller. #SDSocialSummit— Richard (@gdarklighter) August 31, 2014
Sam Ryan of MLB Network recently sat down to interview our "rock star GM" for MLB Tonight. Preller talked about his busy and dynamic Winter and the upcoming 2015 season... and his lack of sleep.
I've never been a big sleeper honestly. I think definitely in the last few months it's been easy not to get a lot of sleep. For most people in the game it's a way of life, it's a passion... just seeing other sports from outside and hearing the stories about the Bill Walshes and the Belichicks and those guys, in general you see a lot of people... it's a 24-hour-a-day deal.
Additionally, he talked about how much fun he had making all those big offseason deals, all the work that went into the offseason, his approach in acquiring James Shields and the impact of those December trades on acquiring the right-hander.
As interested as we were in James, he was equally interested in us.
He also denied any claims that he is "a genius, rock star GM, a mad man, [or] a maverick." He's just excited about the improvements he's helped make to the club and the upcoming season. So modest!
Check out the rest of the interview below: