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Old 06-06-2010, 11:40 AM
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Has Buddy Bell made an impact on the minor league system? Is the system heading in the right direction? Five years from now can/will the Sox have a productive minor league system? I really don't follow the minors much, other than the names of guys rumored to be on their way to the show.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:48 AM
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Has Buddy Bell made an impact on the minor league system? Is the system heading in the right direction? Five years from now can/will the Sox have a productive minor league system? I really don't follow the minors much, other than the names of guys rumored to be on their way to the show.
No, no, maybe.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:15 PM
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No, no, maybe.
No,no,and no is probably closer to correct.
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No, no, maybe.
With two no's, how is there are a maybe? If the sox get on the right track, how long will it take to develop a sound farm system? Three drafts? Four drafts? Thank you for your answers.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:23 PM
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With two no's, how is there are a maybe? If the sox get on the right track, how long will it take to develop a sound farm system? Three drafts? Four drafts? Thank you for your answers.

Define "right track".

The first thing the Sox need to address is scouting, until they do that the next step will never happen.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:39 PM
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Define "right track".

The first thing the Sox need to address is scouting, until they do that the next step will never happen.
Right track? The players in the minors have the training to suceed at the MLB level. I'm not quite sure how to define right track.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:58 PM
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Buddy Bell gets more praise for no accomplishment than anyone ever involved with the White Sox. As soon as I see some production at the major league level from White Sox farmhands he has had a role in developing, he will get credit from me. I still see that as a ways off.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:48 PM
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Right track? The players in the minors have the training to suceed at the MLB level. I'm not quite sure how to define right track.
They would need to change the philosophy they currently use to promote players to start.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:32 PM
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With two no's, how is there are a maybe? If the sox get on the right track, how long will it take to develop a sound farm system? Three drafts? Four drafts? Thank you for your answers.
It's a maybe because there is still quite a bit of uncertainty. Though with the track record of failure in developing talent, the below average spending on the draft, international free agency and scouting, I would be inclined to lean towards no as Daver said. Monday and Tuesday will likely offer a big indication of what direction the organization is going. With the abysmal state of the farm and a bad major league club with no reinforcements in sight, maybe a change in philosophy is on the horizon. I seriously doubt it, but there is a chance. If draft spending is cut this year because of a decline in revenue due to the White Sox failure at the big league level, things will look even more bleak.
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