Another good point. Two responses. #1. They're the best. We're better than we've been in years at this acquire/develop talent thing, but not close to the Rays yet. #2. We shouldn't be forced to do this as often as the Rays. We should have more financial resources than them, and be able to support a larger payroll.
And how many other years have the Yankees contended on the backs of home grown talent?
Any decent/good franchise can have a wave of talent. Having a steady river is what it takes to compete consistently with the Yanks.
That's great news.
I expect us to graduate a few guys this year and of course to add a few. I also don't see a ton of value in Nevin, Bannon or McKenna. Add in a couple of bad years and in theory we could need to "fill" the top 30 with 5-10 more guys next year. It seems like there could be room.
Either way, I certainly hope we're at a point where a good year from Cumberland or Mattson don't qualify them for the top 30.
I’m fine with risks but money should not be an issue here. This isn’t a Nunez and Alberto situation.
Yes, the Brewers let go of Schoop but they had a talented young player replace him and a contender in the Twins signed him.