Comment by CircleChange11 — August 3, 2011 @ 11:35 am
Even if NYY prospects are overrated, their system is better than the Tigers, White Sox, and Indians for sure, and possibly even the Twins. KC is really the only above average system in the ALC, and the Twins are really the only average system.
Why does the Ubaldo trade mean that the Indians are going “all in” for 2011? I’ve heard other people make the same statement when criticizing the trade — don’t they realize that the Indians have Ubaldo signed at a very low price until 2013? That’s two more year of control after 2011 and nearly all of the Indians’ core players are also under control through at least 2013. So this trade wasn’t just about this year, it was about competing for the next three years.
Comment by Bradley Smith — August 5, 2011 @ 8:05 am