Originally Posted by Daver
The best farm systems according to whom?
You want to see a farm systems that develops MLB players?
Look north, the Twins do it better than anyone, and they don't give huge signing bonuses to unproven talent.
If you want a change in the spending, don't do it by squandering dollars on maybes, and spend it on scouting and development, for every amateur player the White Sox scout the Twins and Dodgers, among others, scout 5. Armed with that knowledge they draft from a position of strength, not from a position of payroll.
The Twins minor league system isn't quite as strong as it once was. They may have some solid prospects, but their AA team has the worst record in all of pro ball and their AAA team isn't any better than Charlotte.