http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...et-sources-sayAnd industry sources tell ESPNNewYork.com the Yankees are expected to open their formidable wallet to the international market in a big way this summer in an attempt to reload their farm system and cash in on what many believe is a particularly strong crop of foreign-born talent.
That's greats, unfortunately there isn't any reason to believe the guys scouting and finding players to spend all that money on are good at their job.
Good teams don't need to to throw millions at these 16 year olds. Red Sox got Bogaerts for for less than 500k, Cardinals got Oscar Taveras for less than 200k.
Even when we do throw around big money, it still doesn't seem to work out. Montero looks like a bust, time will tell on Gary Sanchez, but why didn't we throw money at Miguel Sano like the Twins did?
Last edited by Tyler Durden 2.0; 02-05-2014 at 07:52 PM.
Who cares what the Yankees spend? They have money and they spend it rather than sitting out on the sidelines for years trying to clear bad contracts.
It doesn't sound like the Yankees are planning on signing just one player, they are going to try to add multiple players to restock their farm system. This will probably be the last international FA, next year they will probably make it a draft. So it seems like the Yankees want to take advantage of that and sign some players in a strong foreign group of players.
The Yankees have another rising international player. Luis Severino, he may never be anything, but his fastball jumped from 91 to 97 MPH. Hes small so he may just be a future bullpen guy. He just turned 19 yrs old and has a smooth delivery. Hopefully he doesn't get injured like Banuelos, who I hope regains status this year coming back from Tommy John.
I rather they spend money and try to improve this team than sit back and let it fall like they did in the past few years.
With every FA signing they lose a high draft pick. They need to do this. I dont see the downside. The Yankees weak farm system card is overplayed. They dont have three years to allow a kid to come up take his lumps. And it is not like they have produced nothing. Cano is a HOFer and Robertson has been an elite relief pitcher for years. Gardner is a GG caliber OF. Nova looks promising.
And it sucks that literally every one of our top prospects from last year had down years. Gary Sanchez improved behind the plate and looks like a legit catcher. But Mason Williams falling off, Tyler Austin falling off.