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N&N: Guardians investing in farm system

Morning news and notes for Monday, April 25, 2022

Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK

Here’s to more good than bad this week!

Yankees 10, Guardians 2

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Not a good Sunday of baseball. Also, not exactly a fun weekend of baseball. On to the next one!

Guardians News

Talking Guardians prospects and farm system |

From Terry Pluto:

The Guardians are putting money where they must – player development. They can’t compete with major market teams for expensive free agents. They need to sign and trade for young players, then prepare them for the majors in the minors.

“Think of school, where you have a teacher-to-student ratio,” said Guardians player development director Rob Cerfolio. “The smaller, the better. In the minors, you have 28-30 players on each team. More staff members were needed.”

Cerolio mentioned there is usually a “roving instructor” or two at each farm team during a homestand.

“We want to illustrate to our players that they can be most prepared with instruction, information and training,” he said. “We want to make sure that regardless of what round you were drafted, you have the same access to information and people.”

High round picks who receive big bonuses naturally receive more attention from the minor-league staff. That was especially true when those staffs were small years ago. But now, there should enough help for everyone.

“We want this to be a competitive advantage for us,” said Cerfolio. “Our player development is the DNA, the backbone of the team. Our goal is that at each level, you will see guys who should eventually impact the big-league team.”

Kwan exits early with hamstring tightness |

The young outfielder’s hamstring cramped after rounding first during Sunday’s game.

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