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  1. Excluding my beloved Mariners, the Rocks and Rays are my faves as well, for many of the same reasons (and Tulo!). I just wish the Rays played their home games in a more aesthetically pleasing warehouse.

    Also, the Rangers are becoming dangerously likable, which sucks.

    Comment by Choo — April 7, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

  2. And this two clubs find MVP candidate in the same school! Impressive.

    Comment by kampfer — April 7, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  3. Twins are pretty close
    Span Draft
    Hudson FA
    Mauer Draft
    Morneau Draft
    Cuddyer Draft
    Kubel Draft
    Young trade
    Hardy Trade
    Punto Trade

    Baker Draft
    Blackburn Draft
    Pavano FA
    Slowey Draft
    Liriano Trade

    Casilla Trade
    Thome FA
    Butera Trade
    Harris Trade

    Rauch Trade
    Guerrier Waivers?
    Crain Draft
    Mijares Draft
    Neshek Draft
    Duensing Draft
    Burnett Draft

    13 Drafted players, 8 trade, 3 trade 1 waivers. Not bad

    Comment by Brent — April 7, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

  4. Angels have quite a few of homegrown players too. At least on the mound and in the infield.

    (Adds up to 27 because Kazmir and Willits are on the DL.)

    Aybar – Amateur Free Agent
    Abreu – Free Agent
    Hunter – Free Agent
    Matsui – Free Agent
    Morales – Amateur Free Agent
    Rivera – Trade
    Kendrick – Draft
    Wood – Draft
    Mathis – Draft

    Napoli – Draft
    Wilson – Draft
    Evans – Trade
    Quinlan – Draft
    Izturis – Trade
    (Willits – Draft)

    Weaver – Draft
    Saunders – Draft
    Santana – Amateur Free Agent
    (Kazmir – Trade)
    Pineiro – Free Agent

    Stokes – Trade
    Fuentes – Free Agent
    Shields – Draft
    Bulger – Trade
    Jepsen – Draft
    Rodney – Free Agent
    Palmer – Free Agent

    Draft – 11
    Amateur Free Agent – 3
    Trade – 6
    Free Agent – 7

    Figgins and Lackey were also homegrown.

    Maybe the Rockies and Rays really don’t have an outlying amount of developed talent?

    Comment by Nate — April 7, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  5. Red Sox:


    Wait…why do these guys get all the pub for being homegrown again?

    I agree with the comment above.. the Twins are really under the radar and should get more pub then the Rays in this regard. I’ll give the Rays some points for having to compete against the Yanks&Sox, but the Twins still are on top in my view

    Comment by Joe — April 7, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

  6. While we’re at it, Cardinals:

    C: Y. Molina, drafted
    1B: Pujols, drafted
    2B: Schumaker, drafted
    SS: Ryan, drafted
    3B: Freese, trade(*)
    LF: Holliday, trade (then FA)
    CF: Rasmus, drafted
    RF: Ludwick, FA

    LaRue, FA
    Lopez, FA (this time)
    Craig, drafted
    Mather, drafted
    Stavinoha, drafted

    SP: Carpenter, FA
    SP: Wainright, trade (*)
    SP: Lohse, FA
    SP: Penny, FA
    SP: Garcia, drafted

    RP: Boggs, drafted
    RP: Franklin, FA
    RP: Hawksworth, drafted
    RP: McClellan, drafted
    RP: Miller, FA
    RP: Motte, drafted
    RP: Reyes, FA

    That’s 14 drafted guys (including more than half their starters), plus two (the starred ones) who were drafted elsewhere, were traded to the Cardinals as minor leaguers, and have never played in the bigs for anyone else. All this for a team generally viewed as having a lousy farm system.

    Comment by Bad Bill — April 8, 2010 @ 12:33 am

  7. Oops: WainWright, of course.

    Comment by Bad Bill — April 8, 2010 @ 12:34 am

  8. Gads. I can’t count. 13 drafted, plus the two. Time to go to bed, and sorry…

    Comment by Bad Bill — April 8, 2010 @ 12:35 am

  9. Does a “homegrown” player really count as such if you’ve paid that player big money for an extension or in free agency? This holds both for teams like the Rays or Twins who give player extensions and also for, say, the Yanks, who wait until FA intentionally to resign guys from their farm.

    C.C. Sabathia FA
    A.J. Burnett FA
    Andy Pettitte amateur draft
    Javier Vazquez FA
    Phil Hughes draft

    Mariano Rivera amateur FA
    Joba Chamberlain draft
    David Robertson draft
    Alfredo Aceves amateur FA
    Chan Ho Park FA
    Damaso Marte trade (though, originally amateur FA)
    Sergio Mitre (minor-league) FA

    Jorge Posada amateur FA
    Mark Teixeira FA
    Robinson Cano amateur FA
    Alex Rodriguez trade
    Derek Jeter draft
    Brett Gardner draft
    Curtis Granderson trade
    Nick Swisher trade

    Francisco Cervelli amateur FA
    Randy Winn FA
    Marcus Thames FA
    Ramiro Pena amateur FA

    Drafted: 5
    Amateur Draft: 1
    Amateur FA: 7
    Trade: 4
    Free Agency: 8

    (I counted Damaso as trade rather than amateur FA)

    Comment by delv — April 8, 2010 @ 1:07 am

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