- Jul 31, 2009
I couldn't agree more. However you feel about Bloom's tenure, it seems indisputable that this season is huge for the development system. I'm optimistic on that front myself. I haven't been this excited to follow the Minor League forums in years. It seems like they are further ahead in developing position players vs pitchers so I'd feel a lot more optimistic if some of their lower minors guys like Perales take big steps forward.I think it’s pretty clear that this is the pivotal year to see how Bloom’s plan is working; if the team starts getting contributions from the minors as hoped / expected, the path forward looks a lot more appealing and the endless cycle of short term additions, some hit and some miss, probably ebbs a bit. Will be fun to follow the AA and AAA box scores for sure.