Three more scouts; Jim Beattie, Ed Lynch and Bob Hamlin. Beattie and Lynch have been GM's for major league teams. I'm really impressed with these signings. Here is the press release:
BLUE JAYS ADD TO SCOUTING STAFF
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have made additions to their Professional and Amateur scouting staffs for the 2010 season, highlighted by the hiring of former Major League General Managers’ JIM BEATTIE, ED LYNCH and former Rookie-of-the-Year, BOB HAMELIN.
BEATTIE, has spent 28 years in baseball as a player with the Yankees and Mariners and an executive, most notably as General Manager of the Expos from 1989-95. The Charleston, Massachussets resident has joined the organization as a Professional Scout after serving as an Executive Vice-President with the Orioles from 2002-05.
LYNCH, brings 33 years of baseball experience to the Blue Jays Professional Scouting department, including seven seasons as the Cubs General Manager (1994-2000) after an eight year Major League playing career. The resident of Scottsdale Arizona, has most recently served as a Special Assistant to the General Manager with the Cubs for the past 10 seasons.
HAMELIN, joins the organization as a Professional Scout after five years as a scout with Washington. The former Rookie-of-the-Year in 1994 with Kansas City spent six seasons in Major League seasons with Kansas City, Detroit and Milwaukee.
A list of all our scouts is after the job. We have a pretty great group of baseball minds.
David May Jr.
Rob St. Julien