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Old 05-03-2013, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
Using Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, and Rivera to argue the Yankees have been good at developing players in 2013 is as silly as me saying the Sox are doing fine because they developed the Big Hurt, Ventura, McDowell, Alex Fernandez!!!

Yes, the Yankees have been a bit better than the Sox at developing their own in that they have 1 good player come out of their farm system in the past 20 years, but this idea that they have some kind of magic Talent Pipeline is silly. The Yankees don't build from within, for as long as I can remember they've won because money is no object to them. You don't have to have a good farm system when you're willing to absorb any deal or outbid anybody for even marginal player's services.

Also, they cheat.
It's interesting to me that they won all those titles mostly built on homegrown talent; Jeter, Posada, Rivera, Pettite, Williams.

Over the years they haven't developed as much young talent apart from Cano, and while their payroll has meant that they have been able to contend year in and year out, they have one just one championship since that core aged and/or retired.
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