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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Former Mets GM remembers Jerry Krause’s skills as a baseball scout

Both before and after his time as the general manager who helped the Bulls win six championships in the 1990s, Jerry Krause worked in baseball as a scout.

He worked for seven different teams dating back to the 1970s and all the way up to into the 2010s: the White Sox, the Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks.

While “The Last Dance” is exploring what kind of general manager he was in the NBA, what kind of scout was Krause in Major League Baseball?

“He was a hard worker and had great knowledge on how to break down a player from a scouting perspective,” former Mets general manager Omar Minaya told the New York Post’s Ken Davidoff. “He also had a real eye for seeking out those diamond-in-the-rough players.

 

QLE Posted: April 23, 2020 at 01:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: jerry krause, mets mets mets, scouts

Monday, April 20, 2020

MLB teams can furlough non-players during coronavirus shutdown: report

Anyone that works for a baseball team but can’t pitch, hit, or run might have one last paycheck to last them through the pandemic.

Major League Baseball will inform teams on Monday that they can furlough or reduce the pay of coaches, managers, scouts and some front-office personnel as soon as May, per a report from The Athletic. Though ballclubs aren’t required to shave payroll, commissioner Rob Manfred’s planned May 1 suspension of Uniform Employee Contracts permits teams to make cuts at their discretion to manage plummetting revenues during baseball’s ongoing coronavirus shutdown.

Manfred has so far declined to activate a similar provision in its major league Uniform Player Contracts, which lets the commissioner suspend contracts “during any national emergency during which Major League Baseball is not played.”

 

QLE Posted: April 20, 2020 at 12:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: coaching staffs, coronavirus, front office, furloughs, managers, scouts

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Yankees to hold moment of silence for fallen female scout

TAMPA — The Yankees plan to hold a moment of silence to honor area scout Kelly Rodman, who died Wednesday.

Rodman was one of the few female scouts in the game. She represented the Yankees, alongside Nick Swisher, at the 2019 MLB Draft.

“‘I’ve never been discouraged of being a woman scout,” Rodman said in a video for the YES Network. “Or as I like to just say, a scout. I’m here to be a scout, to get the best players, to work in baseball, to do my thing. What do I say to young women and little girls? go for it. If you want to work in baseball, or if you want to work in another sport, just go for it. Do what you love. Be passionate about it. Go out. Do the work. Go to baseball games. Go talk to people about baseball. Talk to your dads. Talk to your moms. Read everything you can. I’m a student of the game. I’ve always been a student of the game. That’s how we learn. It’s nonstop.”

 

QLE Posted: March 05, 2020 at 12:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: kelly rodman, obituaries, rip, scouts

 

 

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