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#1 drjim

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:30 AM

Didn't see that coming.

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#2 drjim

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:31 AM

Manuel's thoughts on it:

https://m.facebook.c...137547556308587
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#3 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:37 AM

Interesting.

#4 markos

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:57 AM

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


#5 Mike Sixel

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:22 AM

Holy cow.

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#6 PseudoSABR

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:37 AM

Wow.


#7 Deduno Abides

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:40 AM

Best free agent signing of the winter. Now, get a great pitching coach, who can produce the next Corey Kluber or Jake Arrieta, who will be found by the new scout.
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#8 gunnarthor

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 08:51 AM

Nice.


#9 Parker Hageman

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:07 AM

 

Didn't see that coming.

 

Maybe we should have.

 

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/baseballs-next-moneyball-concept-turning-internet-writers-into-prospect-scouts/

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

I don't know much about him.  How does everyone feel about this?  Is it a good move?


#11 drjim

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:03 AM

 

Maybe we should have.

 

https://www.cbssport...rospect-scouts/

 

I'm not surprised that they hired a writer (or multiple writers), I'm very surprised that it was John Manuel.

 

It's obviously long past time the Twins expand to all of you great writers here at Twins Daily.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:09 AM

 

I don't know much about him.  How does everyone feel about this?  Is it a good move?

 

I don't know if he is the *best* prospect writer out there, but he is one of the 2-3 best known, longest tenured, and most respected in the industry. He certainly will have great amateur contacts around the country, which seems to be extremely valuable currency in the current environment.

 

I'm just surprised because he has been at Baseball America so long, I just assumed he'd stay there forever. He did hint in his writeup there were changes at the company he didn't like, so it was probably his last great chance to make a move like this.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

Apparently Cleveland was prone to hiring baseball writers this while Falvey was there. On its face, the move is quite interesting.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:38 AM

I'm not sure if it's a good move or not but he's well regarded. I think Callis was better at the prospecting part while Manuel was a better writer. But we'll see.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

The team will have better-written scouting reports, at least.

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#16 Mike Sixel

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:19 PM

I need to keep a link to this thread, the next time people type that internet scouts are stupid and don't know anything......

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#17 Carole Keller

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

I need to keep a link to this thread, the next time people type that internet scouts are stupid and don't know anything......


Uh ....
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:05 PM

Also, welcome to Twins Daily, Mr. Manuel!
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:11 PM

 

I need to keep a link to this thread, the next time people type that internet scouts are stupid and don't know anything......

If it's on the internets it must be true.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

what happens when the internets contradicts itself?