Stan Kasten just mentioned that he favors pitching in deals.
He said that Atlanta's success grew in part from having an extensive scouting and farm system that would help find top pitchers. He was saying if you want to add 10 prospects in the minor league, they have to have somewhere to play. So you need more minor league teams. Kasten has great credentials and I'm impressed with everything he said. He's saying you need solid long term plans to win consistently, and the reason so many franchises don't succeed is they just don't put in the time and do the work that's necessary. He said he didn't even know who Lerner was when he called in 2003 to ask him to join forces on this.