Friday, July 26, 2013


Thanks to BJ Killeen for the link. From Arizona Sports:

[Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers] said the Diamondbacks were in on the bidding for pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is 8-3 with a 3.25 ERA this year, and also had interest in Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers outspent everyone for their services, and are now reaping the dividends.

"When you have that wherewithal financially it doesn't mean you're the best scouting organization, just you have the wherewithal to go out and buy what you want," he said.

Except the Dodgers' international scouting department has a stellar track record, meaning the Dodgers have the skill and the wherewithal. It's a great combination, and nothing to apologize for.


QuadSevens said...

That sounds like the GM is trying to cover for his scouts. Being "in on the bidding" means they could have offered $15M for 3 years. The Dodgers scouts knew their real worth and put up the dough. Deal with it D-bags!

Steve Sax said...

@Orel: I think you're missing an "a" in your headline.