Reveille 8/6/12

Good morning!

Here are several go-to links to make your Monday a bit more bearable:

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I need to emphasize here that I am NOT saying there is no talent to scouting. Indeed, I believe that starting sometime in 1985, there was some huge shift in scouting, as the top-level talent discovered in the first round since then is far higher than in the twenty years prior. I have no doubt that there is great talent to scouting.

What I am saying is that there doesn’t seem to be much differentiation or variation team-to-team. It doesn’t look like one team acquires more talented scouts than another. They seem to be pretty well spread-out. That scouts move around alot would seem to indicate that as well. Basically, no team is really trying to corner the market on a bunch of scouts, even though they are the lifeblood to finding that top-level talent.

Through to 2002 anyway. Maybe things have changed.

  • Via Mark Townsend of Big League Stew, Reds play-by-play announcer Marty Brennaman made good on a promise to shave his head if the club won 10 consecutive games, a feat accomplished after a road win against the Rockies a week ago Sunday.

  • Here are good, bad, and exceedingly ugly efforts by fans in recent days to get noticed by the cameras.

 

  • Coming off of his complete-game one-hitter at Wrigley Field, A. J. Burnett threw 8 2/3 effective innings yesterday afternoon in a win against the Reds in Cincinnati yesterday. In a piece filed before  Burnett’s most recent start, Full Spectrum Baseball’s Patrick Hayes explains what is accounting for the success of the Pirates’ ace this season.

That’s it. Have a walk-off week!

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