For my first interview of 2013, I was lucky to have been able to interview Terry Reynolds, Senior Director of Professional and Global Scouting for the Cincinnati Reds. Unlike most of the interviews I have done so far, Terry resides in the scouting department of a Major League Baseball team, and shares a lot of the credit the organization receives for having such a young and deep team. Terry’s success as a scout has lead to the Reds getting better players and producing better results year after year, and it was a pleasure to get an inside look into the life of a scout.
Throughout our interview Terry and I discussed:
- His careers path and how he settled into the role he’s in now
- How the Reds were able to acquire and grow such young talent
- What it’s like to constantly be on the road and away from his family
- Advice Terry would give to those who want a similar career