I just want to know why in the world they are doing it on a Saturday when it's a perfect work-day distraction.
Speaking of work day distraction, in the past i've found myself wondering why the Phillies didn't have a scout team, only to find out that they do have one- at least one that played last year associated with Perfect Game, and with really good players too. Max Clark is a highly ranked 2023 eligible player. CC Sabathia's kid is on the team, and as big as you'd imagine.
Here's what I know (or think I know about scout teams) and I'd appreciate anyone who can add more. Scout teams are put together based on invitations by area scouts, though there also seems to be unaffiliated scout teams run by independent development programs. Scout teams are scattered across the country and group by regions, with occasional travel? It appears that, when the scout team is associated with an mlb affiliate, the mlb team foots the bill for uni's and the facility, which for the Phillies I gather is in Kissimmee, and the area scout is the coach of the team. There seems to be wide open access to players for college and pro scouts, but the benefit to the sponsoring team is the first-hand relationship, exposure and data collection.
Do I have that right? Am I missing anything?