One gets the feeling our system is about two or three years away from having five to eight international guys in the top 30 - likely all from the names mentioned by Perez or our bigger $ signings coming up. Which one will be the first to crack our organizational top 10?
All this will be a big boost to our system. This international build-out is taking place at a snail's pace (in terms of getting the prospects through the system), but we can take solace in the fact that the ownership commitment and front office competence internationally is in place and getting to work.
Who says that Yaz didn't click with this regime? He had stagnated in the upper levels for a few years before the new regime took over. Almost anyone would have concluded that he wasn't going to amount much at the ML level. Perhaps whatever the core surgery corrected had been nagging him for years. I don't know. I know that statistically, Yaz seemed like a 4th OF was his ceiling. And he was 27-28. Stuff happens. That one is tough to explain.