We discuss the daily schedule, how it has changed from last year, how the players are chosen to participate, how objectives are set for each and their plans for the winter once the League ends early next month.
After listening to this detailed audio interview, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised as to the depth and breadth of preparation that goes into this phase of player development.
Come back the next two days for Parts Three and Four of this series, where we will focus on key position players and pitchers chosen to participate in "Instructs" this month.
Bruce Manno joined the Cardinals organization at the end of the 2001 season and assumed his current role of Director of Player Development at that time. Previously, he was Assistant to the General Manager for the Baltimore Orioles and before that, Manno spent fifteen years building the Milwaukee Brewers farm system into one of the most recognized in all of baseball.
Link to Part One: "Cards Winter Instructional League Begins"
Link to Roster: "Cards 2006 Winter Instructional League Roster"
Brian Walton can be reached via email at email@example.com.
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