This was brought up earlier in recent posts but, how is Dayton doing with the minor league system? Furthermore, how long does it take to build an effective minor league system that will continually feed talent to the major league club.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Dayton has been building the minors for 3 years now. Is it perhaps more of a focus of his energy than the major league club?
With the cupboard being as historically bare as it was can we reasonably expect any GM to be able to produce a winner on the field with virtually nothing to trade and a comparatively limited amount of cash to bring in free agents to a losing club.
GMDM believes that pitching is the currency in baseball, his signings and draft picks I feel have shown this to be his true philosophy (even though Farnsy, HoRam and Ponson are below Mexican pesos). I foresee more impactful moves down the line when all the pitchers we've drafted start to flourish. When someone can step in and take over for a Meche or a Greinke (both awesome signings), then we will be able acquire in more legit trades, what we need to be a true competitor. Instead of hoping to catch lightning in a bottle (hope Farnsy, Ponson, HoRam don't suck as bad this year philosophy).
Personally I expect a 2-3 year window from this date before serious results will be seen on the field at Kauffman stadium. What are your thoughts on this?