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Saturday, August 01, 2020

Mariners: Cuts to scouting department, including VP of scouting Tom Allison, due in part to lost revenue during COVID-19 pandemic, analytics push

An MLB source said that there would be some scouts and front-office staff members whose contracts would not be renewed for 2021, including Tom Allison, the Mariners’ vice president of scouting. Allison has been with the Mariners since 2012 and was promoted to oversee all aspects of the organization’s scouting five years ago. He worked with Dipoto in Arizona as the director of scouting and was responsible for drafts that produced Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock.

Allison confirmed the news via text a few hours later.

By the end of the day and into Friday, text messages started to accumulate, with three scouts from opposing teams using the word “bloodbath” to describe the layoffs. The list of names of those not coming back continued to grow, confirmed by multiple sources in the Mariners’ organization and by some who will be officially unemployed by the organization when their contract expires on Oct. 31.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 01, 2020 at 09:10 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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