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Even as someone who follows the Brewers pretty closely, I don’t know much about the state of the minor leagues. Other than spring training and September call ups, I only know the names of a few players in Milwaukee’s farm system (I hear this Hunter Morris guy has a lot of upside).
I am aware that the Brewers supposedly depleted their farm system over the years to trade for guys like CC Sabathia, Shaun Marcum, and Zack Greinke. Since trades like those helped the Brewers end their long playoff drought, the idea that the team might pay a price down the road for a weak farm system has not been a major concern for this fan.
As of this writing the Brewers just dropped two of three to the Astros, another last place team. A crazy wild card run like 2012 seems unlikely. It’s easy to start thinking about the future. It turns out that pundits believe the future of the Brewers is not bright.
Following the 2013 draft, Bleacher Report’s Adam ...