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05-07-2008, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Mason530 View Post
What?? I watch or listen about them everyday. Everyone agrees that there is nothing at the Farm if Perez, Palfrey or Predo continues to struggle. Of course, they are not going to trade away Wright or Reyes, just like Flyers are not going to trade away Richards or Carter for Kovy. Same for Rangers, they are not going to trade Staal for Kovy.
Yeah, we have exactly one stud prospect: Fernando Martinez. That's it. The rest of our farm system is crap. The reason we got Santana is because neither the Red Sox or the Yankees felt like giving up a huge chunk of their farm systems to get Santana. Lets face it, the Red Sox and Yankees have way, way, way better farm systems than us. If we had the kind of talent in our farm systems that they do, then we wouldn't be in such a bind right now. Look at all that young pitching. We didn't mind giving up what we gave up to get Santana because we didn't have anything to give up in the first place compared to the Sox and Yanks. Also it helped that nobody else was willing to pay Santana other than those three organizations, which doesn't happen in hockey with the cap.

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