"About the need to build up a farm system that, even with all the recent trades, is still perceived as one of the weakest in baseball."
... is it really still? I thought we moved to somewhere in the middle.
Then again this writer also said the Tigers lost to the Cardinals in six games in 2006 when it was five, so I guess easily searchable things aren't necessary to put effort into.
I did very much enjoy the player responses, however. Nobody said "yeah we're going to suck" or "obviously we're going to be great this year and nobody knows it but us," they kept it realistic. I can dig it.