Kings of Kauffman Week in Review
The big news of the week was the Jonathan Sanchez/Melky Cabrera deal:
- Gage Matthews helped pass the initial news along after the announcement.
- I felt like adding my two cents with a glance at Sanchez’s pitch selection and other stats.
- Brett Christie discussed Lorenzo Cain‘s opportunity in Kansas City in light of Melky Cabrera’s departure.
That was the big headline of the week, but Bob McClure did an interview at FanGraphs that stirred up some discussion. Kevin Scobee, who has experience as a pitcher in college as well as a pitching coach, gave a strong rebuttal to a lot of McClure’s coach-speak which seems to favor results over method. It’s really a must read:
While you read his response, you might load up our interview from the Royalman Report with Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. He’s a fantastic interview and anytime you get the chance to speak with him and hear stories of old players and especially Buck O’Neil, you should take it.
Speaking of Buck – Sunday is his birthday:
On top of that, I floated the idea that it might be time to shop Joakim Soria and added another prospect review, covering Aaron Crow this time around.
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