All Quiet on the Minor-League Front

Yes, we’re still here. It’s just really, really slow.

By now, you’ve probably seen that old favorite Tommy Milone has been re-signed. And perhaps you’ve seen how little discussion there is on John Sickels’s precursor post to his Top 20 post.

Just don’t tell Josh Jackson and MiLB.com, who’ve gone Lake Wobegon in calling the Nationals farm system “solid.” Because all “strong” farm systems have signed-as-free-agents as their best 1B, 2B, DH, and RHP and traded away their top 3B and LHP.

Clearly, Mr. Jackson is the kid we all knew in high school who had a $1,000 stereo (a.k.a. Victor Robles) in a $500 car, but thought it was a sweet ride.

Maybe something else will break in the next couple of days, but I doubt it. Until then, please continue to keep the hot stove going in the comments…

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

9 thoughts on “All Quiet on the Minor-League Front”

  1. I would be shocked this off season
    Or right before April 5 ,’18 to see Nats
    Break from their use all assets in various positions : UTL IFs as spare OFs. Cool if Nats did sign that FA OF
    @A level to play Potomac backup formerly a Royal
    But no we get to see Bryan Meijia play
    5 positions

    1. Dear Santa Claus : no more Tony Campanas ( my dog has better fly catch skills and first to third afterburner ), no more ex ph—n Phillie pitchers, No more sad sack droopy drawers for Harrisburg , no more looney Loogys, no more bench guys for AAA/AA who should change their name to Mario Mendoza .
      Santa Claus. No more Star Wars nights @ affiliate ball parks. More Bark at the Park days or nights !!!
      And tell mrs Santa Claus to take over the concessions at both A ball affiliate parks !! Lol

          1. Last thought. Thinking very conservatively in terms of
            Player advancement within the
            Outfield depth chart on farm, I would guess season begins with
            Cuse housing the prospects on 40 man who don’t make big club, Harrisburg begins with
            Sundberg, Hernandez , Keller and Collier with perhaps a get out of Potomac purgatory for Wiseman while POTNATS get 2017 Hags outfield trio to go with DK Carey.
            Time will tell

          1. Yes, but Ames also had a ridiculous 5.0 BB/9. Definitely Nuke LaLoosh territory . . . or at least Austin Adams territory. (Adams was actually worse.) The Syracuse mascot will be in serious danger!

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