Peter Abraham takes a look “Behind the scenes with Yankees’ pro scouts.” It’s a good read worth checking out.
Right now, I’m on the fence with respect to Billy Eppler. In the past, I’ve heard good things about him. However, in reading the Torre/Verducci book, I’m coming away from it thinking that maybe we should be suspect about Eppler’s skills.
It was nothing specific that Torre said in the book to make me feel this way. More so, it was a matter of Torre expressing that he engaged and tolerated Eppler but didn’t take his input as something that should be run with as if it was two stone tablets coming down from the mountain. Then again, maybe I’m misinterpreting what was written in the book?
So, like I said, right now, I’m not sure if Billy Eppler is a great asset for the Yankees or just another one of Brian Cashman’s yes-men. What’s your take on Eppler?