- Jul 15, 2005
This is exactly right. Bloom has made it a priority to incrementally improve the quality of the 40-man, as well as the overall system. What that means is that you're going to have more players with some potential than you have room to keep. Want to quibble with some of the decisions on which specific players to protect and not protect? Totally fair. But no matter how you sliced it, the Sox were going to lose some not-bad players.I suppose one way to look at the Sox losing some players in the draft is that it's a sign of a healthy farm system.