caulfield12 Posted June 23, 2022 Share Posted June 23, 2022 (edited) 25 minutes ago, bmags said: I don't have a problem with Paddy per se, I think Hahn is the problem in letting each unit run independent strategies and not trying to make any complement each other. Look at crochet, to me that's a big sign of lack of cohesion in decision making in pd vs. scouting vs. gm. Hostetler and Paddy were both generating older prospects and left a gaping chasm after the main graduations. Shirley and Paddy are both going after top talent and running some very small classes. Paddy definitely got INTL scouting up and running. It doesn't run exactly the way I like, but for the most part when Paddy values a guy higher than BA or some other group indicates other team did, I tend to beleive paddy is right. He also doesn't run PD, so who knows how much extra buffer could happen. But at this point, the guy put his neck down on Tatis, Robert, Abreu, tried hard for Soto. I didn't think Yolbert had a chance to be decent based on his Cuban stats, now he's on verge of a long mlb career (still wouldn't have paid him 2.5 mill and made him our own class, but eh). https://www.southsidesox.com/minors/2013/2/11/3975216/the-tawdry-tangled-history-of-the-white-sox-latin-american-operations In some ways, it’s really quite simple. We never really had competitive advantage in the DR, Puerto Rico or Venezuela. Same with the Pacific Rim where the Mariners, Red Sox, Angels, Dodgers, etc., tend to dominate. Of course the why behind it is another story. That basically left Panama (C-Lee), Colombia (Quintana), Brazil (Jerry Krause, Andre Rienzo, Silverio, Anderson Gomes) and, as things, evolved, Cuba. Given the limited budget and distaste for competing over 14 and 15 year olds, not sure what they actually could have done differently. I mean, it seems we have/had a Vladimir Guerrero relation (wrong one), Reyes (wrong one, Franklin instead of Franmil), Carlos Martinez’s son, Tatis brothers (Elijah might never get to A ball)…but 50% of the organizational philosophy has been targeting the former MLB bloodlines and selling that to JR as the best possible return on investment. Edited June 23, 2022 by caulfield12 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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