Topic: Scouting

April 19, 2012

It's hard to argue for the $575,000 contract that 17-year-old South Korean pitching prospect Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January. But it's easier to understand when viewed as part of Dan Duquette's strange, long-running scouting strategy in South Korea.

April 18, 2012

The $575,000 contract Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January wound up being the worst thing that ever happened to the 17-year-old South Korean pitcher. Strange as the whole affair was, though, the way it fit into a series of misadventures in South Korea by new Orioles boss Dan Duquette was stranger still.

January 5, 2012

Andrew Luck is ready to be a very good professional quarterback. Andrew Luck was also, for all the brilliance that makes the first statement unassailable, kind of boring to watch in college. The two are not unrelated.

November 8, 2011

On Sunday night, a highlight video of Cuban defector and aspiring MLB center fielder Yoenis Cespedes, known as “Yoennis” up until a few days ago, appeared on YouTube. It set the sports world (well, one very specific quadrant of it) abuzz, and then just as abruptly, was removed by the uploader, presumably due to copyright issues.