Friday, May 11, 2012

Dodgers to devote more resources to international scouting

J.P. Hoornstra of the L.A. Daily News {linked here} spoke with Dodgers president Stan Kasten and general manager Ned Colletti and they talked about international scouting.

Both men agreed to devote more resources to international scouting - particularly in Asia, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela - one area of the team's budget that was gutted under Frank McCourt. Colletti said those efforts could begin to bear fruit as early as this summer.

If you look at the current 25-man active roster, Kenley Jansen is the only homegrown foreign player.

Kasten also says that Colletti is doing a fine job.

From the moment bidding began on the team, it seemed, speculation centered around general manager Ned Colletti's job. But he - and everyone else in the department - are safe, Kasten said.

"I think he's doing a fine job," Kasten said of Colletti. "I'm impressed with everyone I've met but it's still early. It's May.

Has he seen his track record?

1 comment:

Spiegel83 said...

Kasten is just giving Ned the old vote of confidence. He has to say nice things about Ned. Kasten will then dump him at the end of the year.