ItÆs that time of year again. ItÆs the time of year when Baseball America reveals which teams have the best farm systems and the worst. Baseball America also does an update of their rankings around the spring time. If there is one good thing (amongst many) about the end of the Steroid Era in Major League Baseball itÆs that there has been a re-emphasis by teams on the development of young players and improving their minor league system. Teams have gone from trading young players like hot cakes in the 90Æs to holding on to them for dear life in the late-2000Æs. With the economy in a rut and free agent spending down, teams are holding on to draft picks and their own talent more than ever. Back in the 90Æs, GMÆs for the most part didnÆt care about giving up a first-round pick i ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio