Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Truth is we just jumped the gun. People were so excited to not have one of the 3 worst farms in baseball, they didn't stop to realize having a bottom 10 farm still isn't that good.
The drafts have slowely improved, but its still all about signability versus talent which is tough to swallow. You look at our first rounders, outside Gordon who was just slot pick, its always about who the easy sign is. I wasn't in love with this years drafts, and while with baseball you can't grade it until the future, most scouting sites/scouts weren't impressed by this draft much, a lot of words like AVERAGE, grades like B-/C etc.
And the truth is, if we didn't graduate Beckham, Getz, Richard and trade Poreda, Carter our system would have more depth and probably be higher rated. But what would you rather have, a really good minor league system or guys like Beckham, Peavy at the ML level helping the big club.