Originally Posted by rdivaldi
I agree that 2006 and 2007 were sub-par to say the least. However, the White Sox are not going to change their current philosophy. Thus I can't seem them keeping players in the farm system long term. We're obviously built to win now and our GM is a gunslinger.
We are not really in tremendous disagreement. I am not as down on the overall system as some. There are quite a few position players I believe in like Viciedo, Flowers, Mitchell, and Wilkins. But the dearth of pitching is a concern when 40 percent of the rotation is eligible for free agency, Danks is headed for a giant raise, and Peavy's health continues to be a question mark.
I would say Laumann has done a great job. I would love to get someone in international scouting who would bring that side up to par.