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Sherman: Yanks Farm System Needs to Produce Pitchers

one year ago, the crop of pitchers expected to hit the free agent market was pretty impressive: Roy Halladay, Josh Beckett, Cliff Lee, Brandon Webb, among others.

But elite starting pitchers are a rare commodity, and teams have been aggressive in locking these guys up.

Now that list is just down to Cliff Lee and Brandon Webb. But Webb is a serious injury concern and probably won’t even warrant a long-term deal, which leaves just Lee, as expected, to hit the free agent market. Things won’t be better in future free agent classes for awhile, too.

As Joel Sherman of the NY Post points out, Zach Greinke, Matt Cain, Josh Johnson, Gavin Floyd, Felix Hernandez, John ...

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