Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Scouting that didn’t stop at the stats fuels Tampa Bay Rays’ success

“They believe in scouting more than people think,” a rival front-office executive said. “They have a tremendous pro, international and amateur scouting department. It’s the only way they can do what they do.”

It’s why the running joke in some baseball circles is that if the Rays are calling about a potential trade, don’t answer the phone. The Rays do serious due diligence, looking under the surface to find players who fit their profile.

“Our scouts, you look at our roster, there’s a lot of people that maybe didn’t come through the system,” Cash said. “That’s a credit to our [research and development] department and our scouts. It’s a collaboration. The amount of communication and discussion that we have from player development to scouting to front office to coaching staff. There’s this constant conversation with ideas being kicked around and being respected from all angles.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 14, 2020 at 02:30 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rays

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. asinwreck Posted: October 14, 2020 at 03:55 PM (#5983025)
Chaim Bloom often said his big influence in Tampa was Don Zimmer. No one will mix up Bobby Heck and Gerry Hunsicker for Keith Woolner, but they've been strong voices in the Rays' front office in the post-Naimoli era.
   2. salvomania Posted: October 14, 2020 at 09:50 PM (#5983077)
They seem to have scouted Randy Arozarena pretty well.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Harry Balsagne
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCardinals should extend Molina, but ask him to waive his Instagram account
(36 - 6:50pm, Oct 28)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

NewsblogInside the political donation history of wealthy sports owners
(6 - 6:47pm, Oct 28)
Last: Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger

NewsblogMLB offseason begins: 147 players become free agents
(4 - 6:46pm, Oct 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(10194 - 6:43pm, Oct 28)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogMLB debt totals $8.3 billion as Manfred mulls options for next season
(22 - 6:37pm, Oct 28)
Last: The Honorable Ardo

NewsblogAre analytics to blame for Rays’ Kevin Cash pulling Blake Snell too early from Game 6 of 2020 World Series?
(69 - 6:35pm, Oct 28)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogJustin Turner of Los Angeles Dodgers pulled from World Series after positive COVID-19 test
(58 - 6:20pm, Oct 28)
Last: Ziggy: social distancing since 1980

NewsblogNBA Post-Bubble offseason thread
(135 - 6:13pm, Oct 28)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-28-2020
(9 - 6:09pm, Oct 28)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogChamps! The best Dodgers team ever ends L.A.'s 32-year title drought | ESPN
(37 - 4:48pm, Oct 28)
Last: Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens

NewsblogRob Manfred booed while presenting World Series trophy to Dodgers; fans confused by speech
(12 - 3:08pm, Oct 28)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogPadres’ Luis Campusano charged with felony marijuana possession in Georgia
(24 - 3:00pm, Oct 28)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogHow Wrigley Field got lights, night games in 1988 |
(11 - 11:23am, Oct 28)
Last: Meatwad

(833 - 11:18am, Oct 28)
Last: bunyon

Newsblog‘Home, home, home!’ How Dodgers foiled Manuel Margot’s stealing home gamble
(32 - 8:45am, Oct 28)
Last: TJ

Page rendered in 0.2287 seconds
48 querie(s) executed