Tracy Ringolsby has a good piece on Mark Melancon, and the impression that he made when he was with the Yankees.
Yankees Scouting Director Damon Oppenheimer:
"He has a curiosity. He wants to learn, and not just about baseball....Mariano (Rivera) talks about the questions Mark asked, the way he wanted to learn the game and understand it, it made an impression on the big leaguers. They respect him."