In Support of Wood

John Manuel at Baseball America appears to be much more impressed with Brandon Wood than is, say, Mike Scioscia. 

Manuel makes an excellent point, though, in regard to Scioscia’s evaluation of Wood:

“I’m not sure what Scioscia’s issue with him is, but he’s around him every day and also knows what he wants.”

Often lost on us fans is the fact that Scioscia is a world-class talent evaluator who interacts with his players on a daily basis.  It’s easy to speculate about guys like Wood but the truth is that Scioscia is awfully good at what he does. 

Still, we wouldn’t be surprised at all to see the Angels make a personnel move before opening day.

[Update – Over at Halos Heaven, folks are a bit confused regarding Brandon Wood‘s sudden disappearance from the Angels’ 40-man roster.  It’s hard to believe that a simple mistake couldn’t have been addressed in more than 24 hours.  Perhaps something is devloping.]


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