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The "Rizzo Effect" on the Nationals Future



According to John Sickels and minorleaguebaseball.com, the Nationals' farm system has moved into the top 50%; the site ranks the Nationals farm system as #13 of 30 MLB teams.

And this ranking is based on the true core purpose of a farm system:  producing major league players, preferably impact players.  While it's nice to have minor league affiliates with winning records (several affiliates got a taste of playoff baseball this season), if the system is winning with has-beens and never-will-bes, then it's just not helping. This summer I may try to get to Harrisburg for a game or two, to see Eury Perez, Derek Norris, Tyler Moore and some of the others vying for a chance to be part of the future at Nats Town.

Like the filth of Saruman, at long last the horrible mismanagement of Minaya and Bowden (pause for Doghouse to yell:  BOWDEN!) is washing away ...

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