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— Where BTF's Members Investigate the Grand Old Game
Friday, September 20, 2002
Penny-wise, But Not Pound-foolish
The Royals try something new, maybe even for the right reasons.
Player development isn’t easy. But it’s considered relatively cheap, and it’s
While there’s no disputing Glass’s legendary baseball frugality, the story
First, let’s back up and examine what the instructional league does. Held
McCormack said managers in the lower minor leagues don’t get to do as much
The instructional league can be costly, according to McCormack, but it’s
In other words, an instructional league is exactly the kind of thing a
But the Royals say they have other reasons for dropping fall ball—besides
Instead, the team will hold an abbreviated instructional period in the
Even though he wants to resume the fall instructional league next year—and
The Anaheim Angels agree. They will also experiment with dropping their
The Angels will bring in several top prospects for spring training about ten
Reagins calls the spring instructional session a “test run” to determine
Nobody claims to know for sure whether dropping fall ball is a good idea,
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