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Scout's Honor Coverage: Picollo Interview

Braves General Manager John Schuerholz often refers to scouts as the most important part of an organization. One of the best over the past several years for the Braves has been J.J. Picollo, who found such talent as Bubba Nelson, Kevin Barry, Aaron Herr, Billy McCarthy, and Dan Meyer. In the continuing coverage of his new book "Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team," Bill Shanks talks with Picollo about the finding talent and the Braves' scouting philosophies.

SHANKS: Who hired you? What were you doing? PICOLLO: I was coaching in college at George Mason University. Roy Clark hired me. I had played for Dayton Moore at George Mason. Paul Faulk, our East Coast Supervisor, signed me when he was with the Yankees. He was coming on as crosschecker and we basically got hired at the same time. So that was the connection there with the Braves. SHANKS: So you had... Recommended Stories

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