kitekrazy Posted July 30, 2022 Share Posted July 30, 2022 I'm gonna do a different take. A GM relies on scouts. Then there is your staff in the instructional leagues, We see the same patterns in the organization. There are probably people we never heard of that are probably under JRs loyalty program. There are no outsiders from consistent winning organizations. Guys like Boston are part of the mired in mediocrity organization. There is no pressure on anyone in this organization. Stone reflected that in some words about the farm system. I know drafting in baseball is a crapshoot but even during the KW era there are some major busts. There are plenty of organizations that trade that talented player for prospects and then start the cycle over again and might have a few winning seasons out of each decade. Those big market teams seem to produce good homegrown talent and spend the money. When you have a not so good system that is not good at evaluating talent the "get a haul for x player" seems closer to fantasy then reality. There's enough teams like that. At some point money has to be spent but what good is that if the scouting isn't there. So far the Sox spend bad money and make bad trades. It will be interesting to see how the Mets fare in Oct. With overpriced pitching the Giants got value out of Rodon so far. Hindsight for the Sox is not good on that one. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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