Originally written January 25, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
When Terry Ryan took over his old job as Minnesota Twins general manager at the end of 2011, he knew one of his biggest jobs was to rebuild a farm system that fueled the team's resurgence in the early 2000s but had crumbled through a series of poor drafts. Armed with the No. 2 pick in the draft last June -- and the most money to sign draft picks under MLB's new system -- Ryan and his staff went to work, taking center fielder Byron Buxton in the first round and adding a handful of the hard-throwing pitchers the organization had been missing. This winter, Ryan made a pair of the proven players-for-prospects deals he often swung in his first run as Twins general manager, moving outfielders Denard Span and Ben Revere for a combined haul of three pitchers. At the end of all that, it looks like the Twins' farm system is on its way back. Pitchers Alex Meyer and Trevor May figure to be two of the top arms in the team's system, and they're backed by the Twins' 2...
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