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Friday September 18th 2020


New York Yankees: What’s Wrong with the Farm System?

New York Yankees followed Brian Cashman's image of a strong, sustainable organization in approximately 2006, reverting to player development over blockbuster deals. The front office began to devote time, funds and effort toward improving its farm system and grooming players for the Bronx limelight.

For much of the 1990s and early 2000s, George Steinbrenner used his minor league teams like a shop, with a set price for each player for any team interested. He had no patience for allowing minor leaguers to develop into major league talent. Instead, he traded all of the Yankees' top prospects for short-term fixes.

Yet, the sudden ideological change from George Steinbrenner to Cashman has fostered minimal gains at the major league level. The Yankees only ...

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