Today's first clip recaps the July signing of six Venezuelan teenagers and plans for the winter leagues in both Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Next, we discuss the pros and cons of the concept of an international draft as well as the Cardinals plans for establishing a presence in countries other than Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
Finally, we close with a discussion of how a strong international pipeline could affect both the First Year Player Draft here in the USA as well as its impact on the lower levels of the Cardinals' minor league system.
Check back here later this month for a companion review of the Cardinals season in the Dominican Republic provided by one of the few who was there in person - the Cardinals' international leader, Jeff Luhnow.
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