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#21 nicksaviking

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:50 PM

Uh ....


I'm thought he was talking about Souhan and his disdain for anyone without a press badge.
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#22 nicksaviking

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:54 PM

what happens when the internets contradicts itself?


Duh, the tie goes to the person who better ridiculed the other guy's mom using ALLCAPS.
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#23 RaymondLuxuryYacht

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:54 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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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

http://m.twins.mlb.c...hired-by-twins/


Looks like continued emphasis in analytics

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:14 AM

How long before Aaron Gleeman gets hired by the Twins? BP has had lots of writers get hired by Front Offices.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:20 AM

How long before Aaron Gleeman gets hired by the Twins? BP has had lots of writers get hired by Front Offices.


Maybe this is just me not knowing, but I suspect the Parker types (analyze data/film for tendencies) get hired more often than the Gleeman types (very knowledgeable but more of a accumulator/decipherer of other people's opinions)

Edited by amjgt, 22 October 2017 - 05:21 AM.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:28 AM

Maybe this is just me not knowing, but I suspect the Parker types (analyze data/film for tendencies) get hired more often than the Gleeman types (very knowledgeable but more of a accumulator/decipherer of other people's opinions)


Without question. Original work/research is a more valuable resource, but real good analysis has value too.

Prospect guys are valuable too, because of the relationships they have developed with amateur coaches.
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Papers...business papers.

#28 Seth Stohs

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:53 PM

If he's been hired in "Pro Scouting" which is what we've heard, we won't hear or see anything that he's doing. That's the department that Brad Steil moved to. From what I've heard, he'll be scouting teams and players throughout the Carolinas, minor leaguers. Unless there is a trade or minor league signing of a player from that area, we won't hear anything. So, it'll be hard to judge what he's doing and how he's doing. But we know he's got a lot of contacts. Of course, a lot of those contacts won't be able to speak as openly with him anymore, so it's a very interesting signing. I'm encouraged by it... but there's no way to know if it's a good hire or not. 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:34 PM

This hiring is interesting because he indeed is in the Pro Department vs. the Amateur Department.He has done plenty of minor league scouting, but was BA's big draft guy.

 

At least he is a new voice with a different way of looking at things, which is exactly what the Twins need.

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 04:05 PM

Well I didn't see John Manuel at the WWBA this weekend but I did see a few other Twins FO (no DJ or Ratcliffe as have been there in past years) and their coaches were leading the Twins Scout team (Coach Vavra, Javier Valentin and Rick Eckstein) at the tourney.