Winter Missteps Turned Reds, Mets Into “Proud” Owners Of Two Of MLB's Worst Farm Systems

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Winter Missteps Turned Reds, Mets Into “Proud” Owners Of Two Of MLB's Worst Farm Systems
Winter Missteps Turned Reds, Mets Into “Proud” Owners Of Two Of MLB's Worst Farm Systems

It's minor league week in this space, as we take a look at some of the best and worst MLB farm systems. They meant well, and in an industry filled with “tanking” teams racing for the bottom, it came across as a refreshing approach. The New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds, both with fairly newly minted leaders of their baseball operations, swung for the fences last off-season, moving huge pieces of their future for big-ticket, win-now items. The verdict is about to be in on their moves, and it isn't pretty. Brodie Van Wagenen went from representing players to employing them, taking over the Mets' top job this season. One of his first moves was a huge one; he acquired young, dominant, cost-controlled

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