That tied into a discussion of Rany Jazayerli’s column in the Kansas City Star about the Royals’ development system and a comparison to the Oakland A’s and how they approach their roster construction based on an article by Joe Posnanski. The Royals tend to assume things will come together; the A’s take nothing for granted.
In the second segment, we brought up Dirk Hayhurst’s post on Deadspin about the Unwritten Rules of Baseball and how they can get absurd.
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Sources and references for this week:
- Rany’s column from the Kansas City Star (currently down due to server move, apparently)
- More from Rany
- Joe Posnanski’s Moneyball II story (and Royals-themed follow up)
- The Dirk Hayhurst article on Deadspin (and a response that I found after we’d posted)
- On Moustakas’s return being a problem with depth at third
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