And So It Begins

Earlier this year the Arizona Diamondbacks were recognized as the best franchise in Major League Baseball. Many media outlets have also proclaimed that the Diamondbacks have the deepest and most talent laden minor league system in baseball. This talent began to be showcased during the latter half of the season as Stephen Drew, Carlos Quentin, Chris Young, and Alberto Callespo joined Conor Jackson at the Major League level and contributed to wins by the team. Having this kind of depth in the minor league system provides some salary flexibility since those with little major league experience typically are less expensive than an establish superstar. It also means that the Diamondbacks have alternatives and options to create a package that may land the team a needed pitcher or hitter. On the surface it would seem there are no downsides to a loaded farm system but that is not necessarily the case.


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