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Old 12-09-2009, 10:25 PM
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Default Sickels Top 20 White Sox Prospects

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:30 PM
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Only half the top 10 has any meaning to me. What happened to our farm system starting to look real good?

I guess Beckham, Getz, Clayton, and everyone not being down there really crushed it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:33 PM
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Graduating Beckham and losing Poreda/Carter hurt a bit. But the system wasn't all that great even at that point. There is little depth, especially in the pitching department. It would have been nice to sign Morgado as well.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:45 PM
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(about Morel) "now blocked behind Mark Teahen, a long-term signing I don't understand."

Why is this hard to understand? Teahen plays third now and moves elsewhere as soon as Morel (or Viciedo) is ready. Signing players long-term is great as long as the players are versatile enough to plug holes.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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Graduating Beckham and losing Poreda/Carter hurt a bit. But the system wasn't all that great even at that point. There is little depth, especially in the pitching department. It would have been nice to sign Morgado as well.
And don't forget, the Sox are only years into the post-Duane Shaffer era. The Sox have drafted much better in the past two years than they have in a while. In 2008, the Sox drafted Gordon Beckham, Dan Hudson, Jordan Danks, Brent Morel and Dexter Carter. That's a great draft right there even if no one else drafted makes the majors. What's more, with Buddy Bell on board, I expect the Sox farm system to steadily improve.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:57 PM
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And don't forget, the Sox are only years into the post-Duane Shaffer era. The Sox have drafted much better in the past two years than they have in a while. In 2008, the Sox drafted Gordon Beckham, Dan Hudson, Jordan Danks, Brent Morel and Dexter Carter. That's a great draft right there even if no one else drafted makes the majors. What's more, with Buddy Bell on board, I expect the Sox farm system to steadily improve.
I'm on board with most of that, and I hope the '09 draft is just as fruitful. I'm a bit salty over not signing Morgado, and I still don't like the Phegley pick though.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:27 PM
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