CSPitt17130 wrote:Law reported what he saw or heard from other scouts. That was low 80s and unimpressive secondary stuff. The Orioles reported seeing him at around 90 with a good breaking ball. Kim probably looked very different when these two sets of scouts saw him. Law didn't make up a scouting report or lie about anything.
First, Law didn't see anything himself. (Also, reporters are supposed to get two sources for everything. Think he got two sources for the signing bonus? The Orioles never announced it.) Second, yes, Kim probably did look different, perhaps because he went through a teenage growth spurt.
The problem I have with Law is that in his original Tweet, in the second half, he snarks that the $550,000 might have come from the money DD saved by reorganizing the scouting department and cutting back on major league scouts. That was a move Law has consistently criticized, perhaps because some of his friends were involved. But DD has run two scouting departments in his career and considers one of his strengths to be systems management, while Law makes a living by meta-commentary, without ever having run anything on a budget in his life, that I know of.
A scouting department reorganization has nothing to do with signing a Korean high school kid, and it was just a cheap juvenile shot to put it in the same Tweet, with its limited character count.