Originally Posted by delben91
So we're supposed to bash the Sox when they don't spend money on prospects and the farm system and also bash them when they do?
Skepticism != bashing.
A 16 year old international is much more of a gamble than a known HS or college quantity. Both have a high a rate of burnout, it's just that the cost is much higher with the international prospects. I'd rather see the Sox take a more conservative approach.
At least the last few Sox int'l signings (Alexei, Dayan, Iguchi, others?) played in their country's domestic leagues and/or for their nat'l teams. That's a much more calculated investment.