Three days ago the Rockies were a team in bullpen limbo.

Their three primary late-inning relievers down the stretch in their claiming a post-season birth for only the fourth time in franchise history had all filed for free agency. And as much as the Rockies liked their rotation and as confident as they are in their lineup, there was no denying that rebuilding that bullpen was the critical factor for them thinking they could build off the 2017 success in 2018.

By Wednessday it appeared the mission was accomplished. Continue reading “Rockie Bullpen Rebuild Coming Together”

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To understand the financial condition of the Mariners in their early years, consider that in addition to managing the franchise’s short-season Class A Bellingham affiliate in the Northwest League, Jeff Scott was also the top assistant to Hal Keller, who was the Mariners’ scouting director and farm director. The Mariners couldn’t even afford to run an extended Spring Training program, much less get overly involved in the pursuit of players out of Latin America.

However, in back-to-back off-seasons, the Mariners made low-level signings that turned into high-profile results — Edgar Martinez out of Puerto Rico in December 1982 and Omar Vizquel of Venezuela in April 1984.

Continue reading “Investment = Big Payoff with Edgar Martinez”

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