Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports provides this interesting nugget for Thursday afternoon, that Keith Law interviewed with Jim Crane's new regime for front office positions, specifically that of scouting director. Keith Law ESPN writer, famed Twitter snark and culinary experimenter, former assistant GM to the Blue Jays and Baseball Prospectus writer.â†µ
Law, a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com, interviewed last week for a number of front-office roles with the Houston Astros, including the job of scouting director, according to major-league sources.â†µ
Law met with both new club president George Postolos and general manager Jeff Luhnow, but the team has yet to offer him a position, sources say.
Fantastic catch, and what piqued my interest even more was this Tweet from Law nay an hour ago:â†µ
My day just got a lot more interesting.â†µ
This would suggest that something is in the offing.â†µ
Seriously, Law would be a great addition in some capacity not only because the Astros need an impartial set of eyes to look at what they have already got and assess what their needs are. All organisations overrate their prospects, and with the Astros in such a transitional mode evaluation is vitally important going forward. I think Bobby Heck has done competently, but I don't think you can class him as any more than a middle-ranker, and maybe below that. Maybe he's been hampered by Ed Wade, Tal Smith and Drayton McLane, but we need far more than we are getting at present. Our top 10 prospects only looks as good as it does now because of acquisitions in trades.â†µ
Anyway, watch this space for a formal announcement, hopefully.