One of the eternal questions in sports is the importance of talent versus development. Truly, the question goes back to any nature versus nurture debate such as the one depicted in the great American film Trading Places. Regardless, there are few who believe there is not some important element to nurturing the talent through development, and the Cleveland Indians continue to fine tune their already well-respected development program as they announced changes for the 2016 season.
Additionally, Latin American director Ramon Pena is no longer with the team. Pena had been in his post since 2009 and was responsible for international signings that included Dominican middle infielder Jose Ramirez, Cuban third baseman Yandy Diaz, Venezuelan left-handed pitcher Luis Lugo, and many more. The Indians have not announced his replacement.
Indians are making changes in international scouting. Latin American director Ramon Pena is no longer with the team: https://t.co/augVdqDd53
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) January 11, 2016