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Why All Baseball Organizations Should Be Jealous Of The New York Yankees

Aug 17, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays with Aaron Judge (99) during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
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Their Farm System

Before I pronounce “Gary Sanchez” and drop the mic, it’s important to note that the farm system in New York existed before Sanchez, Aaron Judge, and Clint Frazier made their appearances.

In fact, look at the early 90s farm system that spawned names like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Jorge Posada. Yeah, that type of home-grown talent doesn’t just happen. The organization also has a habit of creating top performers out of mediocre players, which is a sentiment to the dedication of the coaches and ownership.

A lackluster farm system over the past few years has been rejuvenated, as the Yankees jumped from 18th to a top-five ranking in one season, according to Baseball America editor John Manuel.

Best part? The Yankees are in a position that every team wants to be in. They hold the cards to make their perfect team. They can trade players, they can develop players, and they can build a young core again.

Let’s face it; every team in the majors should be shuddering at the thought of the players this farm system will develop.

Still want to use the excuse of the Yankees are “buying teams” to win? Well, take a look at the farm system and try again.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.