Kiley McDaniel of Fangraphs has broken several big stories about the Yankees in recent months. A former Yankee scout, he was first to write about the team's plan to bombard the international market with money last July. Clearly, he knows people within the Yankees - and for those reasons, a guy might be inclined to see things from their perspective.
Still, McDaniel is the real deal. And he ranks the Yankees as about the 11th best system in MLB (last year, it was 20th.) This is good news. It's taken three years, but we might have turned the corner.
Monday, he'll write his analysis. It might be the most hopeful news we've had all winter. (Unless the front office uses this as an excuse to pass on Yoan Moncata.)