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I bring this up because the Grizzlies recently decided to let go of their scouts. Yes, all of their scouts.
"I prefer a smaller group," said Chris Wallace, the Grizzlies GM.
You have to love Wallace, don't you? He could have put a positive spin on the yellow fever epidemic.
"I prefer a smaller city," he'd have said.
Last season, the Grizzlies had five full-time amateur scouts. David Booth, Ryan West, Ed Manning, Ray Jones and Marin Sedlacek.
This season, the Grizzlies will have no full-time college scouts. Booth, West, Manning, Jones and Selacek are all gone.
A couple of them fled the building; a few more were let go. The Grizzlies will use a part-time scout to help them keep on eye on players in Europe. They do not plan to make any hires.
"We had a restructuring," said Wallace, and I guess you could call it that.
The Grizzlies restructured their scouting department the way the city restructured the old Baptist Hospital. With well-placed dynamite.
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