Originally Posted by DirtySox
Graduating Beckham and losing Poreda/Carter hurt a bit. But the system wasn't all that great even at that point. There is little depth, especially in the pitching department. It would have been nice to sign Morgado as well.
And don't forget, the Sox are only years into the post-Duane Shaffer era. The Sox have drafted much better in the past two years than they have in a while. In 2008, the Sox drafted Gordon Beckham, Dan Hudson, Jordan Danks, Brent Morel and Dexter Carter. That's a great draft right there even if no one else drafted makes the majors. What's more, with Buddy Bell on board, I expect the Sox farm system to steadily improve.