The Red Sox are one win away from another World Series win, AND have the best farm system in baseball
To add insult to injury for the rest of the league, the Red Sox were just ranked as the #1 farm system in all of baseball by Baseball America.
That's partially due to guys like Xander Bogaerts and Brandon Workman, both of whom are actually key players on the Sox' postseason roster.
Bogaerts, who has a 1.032 OPS in the postseason, is listed as the top overall prospect in baseball. If you've seen a few of his at-bats in the postseason, that's no surprise. He has incredible poise and patience at the plate, and plays quality defense at both 3B and SS.
The Red Sox have already made an incredible turnaround over the past year, but with the best farm system in baseball, it looks like they might be able to improve even more.
Kudos to GM Ben Cherington, who has quietly done a fantastic job of salvaging a team that was in a bit of trouble, both financially and in terms of the farm system, when Theo Epstein left for the Cubs.