It's exiting to see all the attention on the propsects ... I know it's the right week at Fenway, but it's a refreshing thing to see all the same.
I know propsects are still prospects, but after any number of years we had to stick up for our prospects as sort of "oh yeah, well I like ours better" and stick out our chests in Red Sox bravado ... all the while having a real nagging sense that the farm wasn't producing good reason for hope.
I am recalling a loooonnng history of this reality, remembering the days when the Orioles had a system that was so good their AAA squad in Rochester was probably good enough to beat several MLB teams (those years under Earl Weaver, give or take ...), and the Yanqui system that produced the "Core Four" and more - yup, they signed big name FAs, but they seemed to have a decent pipeline as well. Of course, the Rays have had a farm system full of arms ...
Anyway, while some manage to wage a war of negativity against the present FO - old habits die hard - we can be glad for the careful way they have protected and restocked the farm with truly admirable and exciting prospects.
After the debacle that was last year, I find this, the immediate and close to near future as exciting.