Wednesday was all about the minor leagues. Baseball America released their top 10 prospect list, which reveals the Sox still have a thin farm system even with efforts to re-stock it this offseason.
But the Sox signing of 16-year-old Venezuelan righty Luis Martinez did reveal a change in priorities and resource allocation, as the Sox hadn't done a whole lot internationally in the last few years. That's one way to build the farm system, and it's encouraging that the Sox -- thanks to Marco Paddy -- have begun to focus more attention and money on international prospects.
Larry offered up his take on the Martinez signing at the newly-logoed South Side Sox.
Baseball-Instinct reviewed Simon Castro, and the scouting report on him is starter-at-best (if he can refine his changeup and fix some control issues), reliever-at-worst. He'll be much more valuable if he pans out as a starter, though, so hopefully Don Cooper can work some magic.
In non-minor league news, in case you missed it earlier this week Bud Selig's getting a two-year contract extension.
James looks at some scouting reports regarding Yoenis Cespedes, in case the White Sox are actually serious about pursuing the Cuban phenom.