It’s about the new GM in Toronto, Alex Anthopoulos, and how he wants to change his front office.

I thought it was an interesting idea…not sure it’s revolutionary, or that it will work; but interesting.

3 Responses

  1. GregD

    He wants to double his scouting staff (and incent them to stay via competitive pay) but cut their days at work by 1/3?

    Let’s say he has 10 scouts whowork 30-day months during the season. I’ll call that 300 scouting days (10×30=300)

    He’d double the staff to 20 scouts, but let them only work 20 days. That’s 400 scouting days (20×20=400)

    At the end of the day, He’d be paying twice as much in salary to net only 33% more scouting days.

    Maybe he should consider keeping some of those number guys around.

  2. brublejr

    Speaking out scouting: Per Hal McCoy:

    Wilma Mann was let go after 37 years in the scouting department. Go check out his blog, it’s interesting that people are thinking this is a terrible move…

  3. Steve Price

    I agree with the Blue Jays’ new GM…I’ve been saying this forever…if you don’t have the money to pay for top veteran players, a team has to be THAT much better at scouting talent…both young and overlooked…and to that, the team has to become an organization for which scouts want to work, or those same scouts will want to join the bigger organizations, too.

    The same holds true for coaches and development personnel.

    Here, here, to the Blue Jays..