Originally Posted by doublem23
The Yankees start just as much homegrown guys as the Red Sox do.
By my count the Red Sox have three regular position players who were drafted by them and four pitchers, the Yankees have seven also. I suppose the difference is that the Yankees have only four players who make significant contributions that came up in their system in the past ten years while all seven of the Red Sox came up in the past ten years.
My point was that successful teams have a lot of homegrown talent mixed in with free agents. Even those Yankee dynasties of the 1990s and early 2000s had a lot of homegrown talent.