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Saturday News: The Tools of Ignorance

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The Tigers are counting on Austin Jackson.  Is a Damon reunion growing more inevitable?  Or by the time he falls into the Yanks' budget, will some other team have to go after a professional hitter with a 114 OPS+ over the last 3 seasons?

Why isn't Roy Halladay in the AL?

The Angels offered lefty Joe Saunders and catcher Mike Napoli, a low-ball, short-term bandage.

The Yankees offered catcher Jesus Montero – that's it, that's all. Dealing within the division one-for-one for the greatest player in franchise history would be a fan disaster.

The Red Sox, who left behind a nice multi-player offer in the summer, were now not even willing to make a one-for-one with Clay Buchholz. They were saving their financial bullets for one stud hitter, John Lackey, and/or Aroldis Chapman.

Across town, the Mets are having an '80s Yankees-Steinbrenner crisis.  It's hard to believe that the Yanks have had 3 GMs in the last 19 years.

Fonzie Forever offers a look at the top 50 prospects in the Yankee system.  We could quibble over the rankings, but if you want a State of the System, I know no better place to start. They've put together a paragraph on every prospect

h/t Pending Pinstripes.