In a must-read piece for ESPN The Magazine, Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus provides a riveting look into the Angels' efforts to turn around the organization's languishing farm system. Focusing on the philosophies of assistant GM (and former big leaguer) Scott Servais, Miller explores how the Halos hope to emulate the shockingly simply methods of the Cardinals while infusing deep, data-driven analysis into their player-development efforts. Here are more links from around the game to finish the day: Mets GM Sandy Alderson hopes to stay in his role for two or three more years, reports Mike Puma of the New...

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