Re: Reds trade for A's pitcher Saarloos
Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Actually, I think you're seeing things quite clearly. Krivsky's scouts didn't like Shafer for some reason, so the team let him dominate at a low level, built his trade value, and then shipped him out.
Which is usually the smart thing to do even when your scouts do like a player. There's no shame in letting players put up compelling numbers. Somebody's bound to like a kid who had a big season.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.