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Old 06-06-2010, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
How is it his fault that KW has raided the minor league system of all its possible MLB-ready talent in 2010?

I'm not saying that is necessarily a bad thing, of course, but how does it fall solely on the player development staff when the top prospects from your system are used to bring in other pieces? Gio Gonzalez, Ryan Sweeney, Clayton Richard, and John Ely are all former Sox farmhands who have been dealt since 2008 who are having nice little seasons elsewhere in the Majors.
This is true, but I think the statement was made due to recent (within the year) statements about Buddy Bell, and the farm heading in the right direction etc. I don't think the blame falls entirely on Buddy, as he's limited largely to who he is given, and what he and Laumann are allocated. I imagine Daver and many others have problems with unwarranted promotions and one-sided players. The big problem stems from higher up in the organization as you said. I don't think he deserves huge criticism, but I also don't think he's warranted much, if any, praise either.
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