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Cardinals beef up amateur scouting investment

New regional cross-checker Fernando Arango

Why changes in MLB's draft process led to the St. Louis Cardinals increasing investment in scouts. One new addition has a very interesting connection to the team's past.

As if managing the annual First-Year Player Draft wasn't challenging enough, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement brought significant changes to how every Major League Baseball organization handled the amateur player acquisition process starting in 2012. Each club is assigned an annual signing bonus pool with its value being the sum of each their picks over the first 10 rounds. Teams that...

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