Today, Bob Nutting met with the media, and one of the things he mentioned over and over was how the Pittsburgh Pirates need to continue to develop players from within. You're not going to get any arguments on that approach from me. I'm a guy who believes that small market teams like the Pirates, Rays, and Athletics need to rely heavily on their farm system. They need to be giving chances to guys like Andrew Lambo, rather than signing guys like Kendrys Morales. They need to wait on Gregory Polanco to arrive, rather than signing someone to enter the 2014 season with a "guarantee" at right field.

Fortunately the Pirates are in good shape with their farm system. Baseball America has already rated them the top farm system in the game, and they're anywhere from #1-3 based on the rankings that...

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