Over the years, the New York Yankees have greatly diminished a once very strong farm system with what some feel as several impulsive and illogical moves to go out and get veteran players. They consistently have looked for instant satisfaction with a "win now" philosophy. If not for investments in young players in foreign markets, the Yankee system may have been even worse off at this point than it's current number 17 rank by Baseball America.
February 4, 2004
The Yankees signed Chien-Ming Wang out of Taiwan in 2000 and were immediately impressed by his performance that same year. Injuries derailed Wang for the entire 2001 season, but he bounced back strong in 2002. The injury bug continues to plague the young righty so far in his career, but Wang just might have the stuff to make it big if he can stay healthy.
December 1, 2003
The Trenton Thunder compiled a 70-71 record in 2003 with a very good offense and a not so good pitching staff. This article will review the pitching prospects that played for the Thunder and did not amass a minimum of 20 innings at a higher level this season.
November 5, 2003