Rodriguez on Cards' International Operations

In the conclusion of a two-part interview, St. Louis Cardinals Director of International Operations Moisés Rodriguez discusses key opportunities and challenges in his role of leading the organization's growing Latin American presence.

In part one of this exclusive two-part audio interview, we got to know St. Louis Cardinals Director of International Operations Moisés Rodriguez. He began with his most-recent MLB responsibilities, described his educational background, how he got into the business and his earlier assignments that led to his employment with the Cardinals.

Here in part two, Rodriguez discusses the primary aspects of his current job. We start with scouting coverage, the focus on Venezuela including an update on the new academy facilities, the increasing international bonus structure and what MLB and the Cardinals are doing to curb the use of performance enhancing substances by these youngsters.

We close with the challenges inherent in this type of "raw scouting" and the Cardinals' increased comfort and therefore willingness to compete financially now and in the future in the international player markets.


Link to part one: "Cards Director of Int'l Ops, Moisés Rodriguez".

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