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Talent becoming secondary to money

Updated: March 19, 2010, 1:21 PM ET
By Jason A. Churchill

Before I get to the roundup from Wednesday that includes a struggling Top 5 candidate and a red-hot ACC outfielder, I thought I'd share what one scouting director said of the general draft strategy of clubs the past several years and how it may be changing.

The SD, sitting in the stands at the Peoria Sports Complex watching the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners in a Cactus League game, was animated in his thought that clubs are so good at identifying the best talents, that it's become about two things: "Money, and fit."

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