T.R.’s Memoirs: The greatest farm system ever? Texas Rangers had it entering the 1989 season
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Editor’s note: T.R. Sullivan covered the Rangers for 32 years from 1989-2020 for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and MLB.com. In 1987-88, he wrote weekly minor-league reports for the Star-Telegram before it became a staple in most newspapers.
The Rangers have the dubious distinction of having gone the longest of any franchise without ever winning a World Series.
They also hold another mind-boggling distinction.
They had the single greatest farm system in history.
That’s right … the greatest.