Interesting Article on Blue Jays/Scouting

Draft : : Story
David Rawnsley        
Published: Monday, November 30, 2009

The article linked below by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is a very interesting one, detailing the Toronto Blue Jays plan to go from 28 to 54 scouts during this off-season.  Anything that works for the benefit of scouts and scouting is something that gets Perfect Game excited.  

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/10416132/Blue-Jays-bring-in-more-scouts-to-help-fill-roster

One part of the article that struck me as particularly newsworthy in this end of the baseball business are the comments on the possibility of there being a worldwide draft by 2012, which not coincidentally could be MLB Commissioner Bud Selig's last year at the helm.

A worldwide draft would have huge implications on scouting and baseball at Perfect Game's level.  But no one could really say at this point what those implications would be.  There has been talk about a worldwide draft in scouting circles for the better part of two decades but much of it has been "it will never happen, there are too many complications."

I talked to two scouting director or higher people in Jupiter who basically told me "It's going to happen whether we want it to or not.", meaning that the decision to push forward with a worldwide draft has been made at the highest levels (i.e. Selig).  The more talk there is in stories by reputable national writers such as Rosenthal just hammers that home more.

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