Red Sox Get Crushing News in Farm System Rankings

Tyler Maher
The Boston Red Sox's farm system is worse than many thought.
The Boston Red Sox's farm system is worse than many thought. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Boston Red Sox have spent much of the last three years building up their farm system, often at the expense of MLB talent. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom has frequently sacrificed the present for the future, trading stars such as Mookie Betts, David Price and Andrew Benintendi for prospects.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, their future doesn't look very bright based on Keith Law's latest farm system rankings.

Red Sox Farm System Rankings

Law's annual rankings, which came out on Thursday, rated Boston 23rd out of 30 MLB teams and last in the AL East.

This is a devastating assessment for the Red Sox, who have promised sunnier days ahead after two last-place finishes in the last three seasons. The team is mired in mediocrity at the big-league level, and there doesn't seem to be much help on the way.

Even worse for Boston is that the organization only ranks one spot ahead of Dave Dombrowski's Philadelphia Phillies. Dombrowski, of course, was fired by the Red Sox in 2019 less than a year after winning the World Series in part because they wanted someone else to rebuild the farm system.

Unfortunately, Dombrowski's successor hasn't done much in that regard. Many of the prospects acquired by Bloom haven't panned out (most notably Jeter Downs), leaving the organization woefully short on talent and impact players at all levels.

Law's rankings only confirm what many Red Sox fans have suspected for some time now: Bloom's plan is failing. The MLB team he's built isn't very good, and neither is the farm system that was supposed to restock it.

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