Since its Cubs-Brewers the next 3 days, I thought I would check up on things over at brewerfan.net
Keith Stone wrote:I have a hard time seeing a better front office than the Brewers, at least for longevity. The Cubs FO made a dreadful big $ signing, and look like they potentially made 2 more bad ones this past offseason...too early to tell though. Also their all-in approach to each season is going to lead to a massive rebuild very soon. I don't see Stearns sacrificing the future in such a manner.
The Cards front office was the best up until the last handful of years. Their mentality really seemed to switch away from internal development(which led to multiple WS rings) and toward free agency. I think we've all learned that spending big in free agency is generally a losing strategy.
The Pirates make some unorthodox decisions, but it's definitely tough to argue with the results...at least to this point in the season. It almost feels like they are a carbon copy of Oakland.
I'd rate the front offices Brewers, Pirates, Cardinals, Cubs, Reds.
Major league talent would be Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds.
Minor leagues I'm less familiar, but I can say with certainty that the Cubs are in last...and it isn't even remotely close. I'm relatively certain the Cubs current top prospect would not crack a single top 5 for any team in the division. It will be interesting to see how they plug holes this season, while talented they definitely could use some help at the deadline or other teams(like us) could pass them with big acquisitions.