I thought maybe there were some changes, but last year appears to be an anomaly. This organization has developed Don Gullett, Mario Soto, and um, um, um, um, well let's count Tom Browning, but after that I'm having trouble here. Oh yea, we usually have a decent bullpen and can grow those in our own greenhouse.
But 40+ years and I can count on one hand the number of stud starters that this organization has developed? Can't count Jose Rijo, he was developed by the A's, we got him when he was major league ready. Same with Harang.
Anyway, it is completely puzzling how an organization can just historically be bad in a particular phase of the game. You would think they would eventually do something drastic to become competitive in the most important area of the game.