Arlo wrote:While all minor league rankings are highly subjective (I'm not so sure I'd agree that Anaheim is #1, for instance), I think we can all probably agree that Boston's minor league system is pretty much middle of the road.
How can you disagree with Anaheim not being #1? Casey Kotchman, Dallas McPherson and Jeff Mathis alone make it #1. Then you throw in the fact that they have some young fireballers and it's almost clear. Other contenders for top five would be the Phillies (Hamels, Floyd, Utley), Mets (Kazmir, Milledge, Huber, Wright), Royals (Greinke). Boston's minor league system is slightly lower than middle of the road. They are probably in the 20-23 range.
I agree w/ the Angels being the best ATM. We used to have their A-club here, before the Cubs took it over. It USED to be just sweet w/ Glaus/Anderson/Percival.....anyway.....
Just wanted to point out the dodgers farm is pretty nice w/ Edwin Jackson, Greg Miller, Joel Hanrahan ....for pitchers, and OF Reggie Abercrombie and 1b James Loney aren't bad.
Yes the pitching is GOOD, and the offense is sorta ho-hum...but its the best farm system they've had since early 80's.
Yes I'm biased!
If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom,' but nobody beats me.
Leo Durocher, Brooklyn Dodgers Manager
Anonymous wrote:Yankees cupboard in the minors is almost bare. Boston isn't that bad. The Mets have some nice prospects coming up including a few 3b, c, and pitching prospects. Maybe Diaz if he keeps hitting tho his weight and average defense is a concern. The Mets lack OF prospects. Maybe Milledge, and doubtfully Duncan tho several people think he can do well. He seems to have a Gold Glove and a bronze bat
I've said the same thing about Duncan all along: Gold Glove, Bronze Bat. Same with Shinjo.
Can't wait until Milledge, Diaz, and Kazmir hit the majors...Oh yeah...