Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 2/5/13
It looks like the Red Sox farm system is getting a bad rap these days, as Keith Law at ESPN has them ranked 17th out of 30 teams: http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8902178/st-louis-cardinals-lead-keith-law-ranking-all-30-farm-systems-mlb I don’t think Law knows what he is talking about. I think the talent in Boston’s farm right now is as great as it was in the heydey of 2005. If you look at the number of players that made it big from 2005, what we have on the farm today is as good as it was back then. In 2005 I went to Fenway Park to meet with three members of the Red Sox baseball operations: Jed Hoyer, Josh Byrnes, and Craig Shipley. They showed me a group picture of all the top Red Sox prospects gathered together. Included were: Jonathan Papelbon Jon Lester Anibal Sanchez Hanley Ramirez Manny Delcarmen Dustin Pedroia Kelly Shoppach Brandon Moss David Murphy Jacoby Ellsbury Jed Lowrie Clay Buchholz. When I looked at the photo, I asked which one was Pedroia. When he was poin...
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