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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

GMs Support Change In International Market | BaseballAmerica.com

Quotes from the GMs, including this one:

Newly hired Twins GM Thad Levine, who was involved internationally as a front office executive with the Rangers, said he supports reform but only with the concerns of international trainers taken into account.

“My concern is just simply about the development of players there,” Levine said. “I think sometimes we demonize the trainers down there. In practice they play a vital role in the development of the players. They’re investing a lot of time and money and coaching in making sure these players become the players who we ultimately sign. Whether it’s in Mexico where the professional teams are more invested in the development of players or other places in Latin America where it’s actually the trainers or buscones who are doing it. I would hope that we’re taking as much care of this process to make sure that we don’t lose the opportunity to develop these players by coming up with a draft.

“Fundamentally I think the draft in and of itself may be a good idea to level the playing field and eliminate one of the last bastions where we can play on the margins of the rules of Major League Baseball. I think that’s predicated on us making sure we have the structure in place to develop the players.”

Jim Furtado Posted: November 09, 2016 at 06:50 AM | 8 comment(s)
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