The Future Is NOW!
This, from today's Globe, with a comment directly after from me. I looked around, and I was the only one here, so........
"Further evidence that the Red Sox' commitment to drafting and developing their own players is not just eyewash, as Jimy Williams would say, comes this week in Baseball America, the trade publication that pronounced that the Sox had the best amateur draft of the 30 major league teams this June.
"After depleting their system through call-ups and trades, the Red Sox took a big step toward restocking it with this draft," Baseball America wrote. "They addressed their biggest shortcoming (home run power) while also adding athletes and power arms."
Peter here, as promised. The future IS now. And the rewards that we will reap from this 2006 draft will happen soon. 2 years...maybe three. It's better not to rush a pitcher or a power hitter who CAN PLAY DEFENSE (directed at you, WMP). Sorry, but I still think we have a gaping black hole in rightfield, with its curves and alleys and Pesky Pole. Dewey's place...Trot's Territory. But the news from Baseball America tells us this......be patient, help is on the way through our minor league system. Quick fixes for '07 will be addressed by Theo and Baird and company. But the seeds for growth and development are planted in the exact right place....the Red Sox farm system. Where things, and people, are SUPPOSED to grow. And flourish. And that's good.