• This Just In: The Yankees Don’t Have 3 Blue Chip Prospects That They Can Rub Together

    Posted by on February 12th, 2014 · Comments (8)

    But, everyone else in the A.L. East, and the Mets, do have them…

    …read about it, here.

    Comments on This Just In: The Yankees Don’t Have 3 Blue Chip Prospects That They Can Rub Together

    1. Mr. October
      February 12th, 2014 | 8:06 pm

      Two of the winningest teams in baseball since 2008 – Tampa Bay and Texas, have somehow managed to have 3 blue chip prospects to rub together, but the winningest team, or the team with the “unluckiest” GM, does not…

    2. Raf
      February 12th, 2014 | 8:36 pm

      What a difference a year makes.

    3. Raf
      February 16th, 2014 | 5:48 pm
    4. Evan3457
      February 16th, 2014 | 10:21 pm

      Unlike MLB.com or Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law has 3 Yankees in his top 100 prospects, which given everything that went wrong last year, is…surprising. He has Sanchez at #68, Austin at #85, and Williams at #87.

    5. Mr. October
      February 20th, 2014 | 7:19 pm

      Mets’ young hurlers stoke hope … but we’ve heard it all before

      “PORT ST. LUCIE – The optimist… watches Syndergaard, Montero and Leathersich throw bullpen sessions and dreams of 1969 and 1986… The pessimist recalls … elsewhere in New York, Chamberlain, Hughes and Kennedy.There’s only one proven method for the optimists to prevail, and that’s with sheer numbers

      ‘We know the history. Some guys don’t make it…’ Paul DePodesta, the Mets’ vice president of player development and amateur scouting, said… ‘They get hurt. They have a disappointing performance… But I think we’ve gotten to the point now, in terms of volume, where… a good number of them should [make it], based on what we have…’

      ‘They have very good quantity and quality of pitching prospects,’ a talent evaluator from another NL team said… ‘I think our pitching by most objective measures [is] among the best in baseball as a system,’ DePodesta said…

      [the Mets] can use that pitching surplus as trade chips to get what they need… the optimists can look at the Mets’ farm system, count the quality arms present, and keep their fingers crossed this might actually work out.”

      http://nypost.com/2014/02/18/mets-young-hurlers-a-boon-but-weve-heard-it-all-before/

      No excuses about “bad luck,” “things going wrong,” or injuries to two prospects, coming out of Port St. Lucie…

    6. Mr. October
      February 20th, 2014 | 8:55 pm

      2014 Baseball America Top 100 Prospects: The 25th Edition

      http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-baseball-america-top-100-prospects-free/

      Baseball America has less than 3 Yankees in its top 100 prospects, and only one not named Tanaka, or signed for less than $175MM: Sanchez at #35. Boston is “lucky” enough to have seven prospects in the Top 100, and the Mets are lucky enough to have four.

    7. Evan3457
      February 21st, 2014 | 3:37 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      2014 Baseball America Top 100 Prospects: The 25th Edition
      http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-baseball-america-top-100-prospects-free/
      Baseball America has less than 3 Yankees in its top 100 prospects, and only one not named Tanaka, or signed for less than $175MM: Sanchez at #35. Boston is “lucky” enough to have seven prospects in the Top 100, and the Mets are lucky enough to have four.

      And last year, Baseball America said they had four in the top 100.

    8. Mr. October
      February 21st, 2014 | 9:13 pm

      It doesn’t matter what MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, Keith Law, or Baseball America think of the Yankee farm system, or a prospect, in any given year: what matters is that the farm system does or does not produce. It is interesting to note that a farm system that has produced (eg Boston), is reported to continue to produce – but it still has to continue to produce or, according to some, continue to be “lucky;” Boston, New York (Mets), Texas – all look very “lucky” at the moment. And it’s interesting to note that a farm system that has not produced (eg the Yankees), is reported to continue to not produce, or to continue to be “unlucky.” The Yankees’ luck would probably improve with a GM such as Alderson, Amaro, Jr., Anthopoulos, Antonetti, Beane, Byrnes, Cherington, Colletti, Daniels, DiPoto, Dombrowski, Duquette, Friedman… etc.

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