Sunday, November 5, 2017



With the final exclamation point added to the end of the 2017 season, the Yankees front office is very clear about its vision for success: "You want players to learn how to win," said a key front office person according to the NY Daily News"That culture is drummed into our young players early and often," he added.  And that vision will carry the team of young players into a highly anticipated 2018, where the Bombers are expected to go all the way.


"Like the Astros, the Yankees have a nucleus of young, home-grown players, though it’s worth pointing out they didn’t tank for several years, as the ‘Stros did, to put that nucleus in place," reported the NY Daily News.  Also worth mentioning is that the 2016 World Champion Cubs also did a lot of losing before they built their nucleus of Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber.


The Yankees will continue to build those players who will quickly learn how to win.  These are players we don't even know about yet.  These are players who are being scouted and courted to the Yankees to be developed by one of the best, if not the best, farm system in baseball.

According to minor league export Jim Callis: “The Yankees had the game’s deepest farm system before (the trades). … They still may have the deepest.”  At the mid point of the season, ranked the Yankees the fourth best farm system.  According to Baseball America, however, "in 2017 the Yankees had the best overall won-loss record in the minors of any organization, and it wasn’t particularly close. In fact, the record posted by their eight minor-league affiliates of 491-325 (.602) represented the highest winning percentage for any organization “in at least 10 years."

The proof will be in the pudding as they say as the Yankees continue to build, strategize, and develop the core nucleus of their growing organization.  And these young players will learn very early on what it is like to be in a culture dedicated to playing at the top of its game: a culture for winning.

--Suzie Pinstripe
BYB Managing Editor
Follow me on Twitter: @suzieprof

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