The team signaled a newfound emphasis on scouting and analytics with the hire of former Astros executive Mike Elias as executive vice president and GM. The team doubled down a few days later by brining on Sig Mejdal as an assistant GM.
Rebuilding a baseball team isn't rocket science, but if it was, former NASA biomathematician Mejdal could probably handle that, too.
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