In this morning's Daily News, Bill Maddon examines the Yankees' season and concludes 2009 doesn't look much brighter than 2008. He rips the Yankees minor league system with this:
The reason they don't have any of these players [young hitters] in their system is because they continue to do a terrible job of scouting and developing. They spend millions more in Latin America than almost every other team and yet the only position players from there to make the big club over the last 10 years are Alfonso Soriano, Cano and Melky Cabrera. The draft? An even bigger disgrace. Jeter, in 1992, is the last player they drafted who became a regular.