We do all sorts of research. One source that's often overlooked but can be quite useful for minor leaguers are local media (although you sometimes have to filter through some home team bias
I like both of those guys. We were already pretty high on German last fall (see the sleepers column here
); he still isn't a lock to gain the closer's job, but if he does get the nod, we like his chances of succeeding.
Hafner's in a terrific situation. I expect him to take some time to adjust to the majors, but if Cleveland is patient, he could be a big part of their future.