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Sunday, October 12, 2014

How a Disgruntled Ace Gave the Royals a Full House - NYTimes.com

Moore and Melvin liked dealing with each other. Each had a scouting background and tended to trust traditional scouting methods more than advanced analytics.

“I have nothing against numbers, but everybody has the same numbers,” Melvin said. “When you’re talking about scouting and player development, that’s risk-taking. If Escobar’s hitting .170, that’s probably not a good deal for them. Same with Cain. But they did a nice job in the last years of their development.”

The teams completed the deal a few days later; Melvin worked on it for hours while visiting his parents in western Ontario. The Brewers also got Yuniesky Betancourt, a veteran shortstop, and included two pitchers in their package for Kansas City — Jeremy Jeffress, a hard-throwing reliever who had served a suspension for recreational drug use, and Jake Odorizzi, a former first-round pick who was still in low Class A.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 12, 2014 at 08:44 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: alcides escobar, lorenzo cain, playoffs, royals, zack greinke

 

 

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