- Aug 27, 2010
DD would’ve traded several of these guys is kind of the salient point here. But you are right that it’s too early to say if he’s able to sell high and turn prospects into MLB success. I’m hoping for a middle ground between Cherington and DD.But, again, that’s not my point. How much are those Bloom guys driving the overall rankings when they’re mostly A ball players? Nobody is disputing that he’s improved the Red Sox system. But the rankings are in reference to overall strength vs. other systems.
For sake of analysis, I’m stripping out Mayer because he deserves no credit for Mayer. He doesn’t deserve credit for Bello, Casas, or Rafaela either. So, how much are his guys influencing the rankings? My understanding is that it’s mostly driven by the top few since I have no idea how a talent evaluator would differentiate A ball guys.
Thus, I think it’s way too early to give Chaim too much credit with respect to system rankings. In a year, the Dom guys will have graduated and the Chaim guys will have had another full season so we’ll have a much better picture of his development acumen then.