Originally Posted by SI1020
Just because they are lousy now doesn't mean they will be lousy forever. It will take a few years at least to see if their work on younger players will pay off. One of these years the Sox will suddenly find themselves looking at an extended dry spell due to their poor drafting and developing of young talent.
, but their GM has a philsophy of always playing for the next few years down the road, so unless the best 3 pitchers in the league simultaneously fall in his lap again, I'm not holding my breath.
The Royals and Pirates, for as "great" as their farm system is, only develop a handful of good MLB players. Between the two, over the last few years, we have Zack Greinke (looking like, perhaps, a flash in the pan) and Andrew McCutchen. Wowzers.