How does a professional sports team become successful?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
July 21, 2007 4:20pm CST
What do you think it takes for a pro sports team to be successful? Do you feel they should build the nucleus of their team by developing their own players in their farm system? Do you feel they should go out and get as many top free agents? I think that teams need to develop players in their farm system mainly and adding a few quality free agents for experience and leadership is helpful. I do not think teams will do well by just signing top free agents.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
I agree with you on that .They need to develop their farm team which is something I think our Phillies are desperate need of. they don't have anything substantial.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Our Phillies do need to strengthen their farm team and build from within instead of going after free agents all the time. They have developed some good position players like Howard, Utley and Rollins but need more pitching.
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• United States
27 Jul 07
tell me about it,lol. my dad was practically pulling his hair out by the roots he was so mad this afternoon after losing 7-6 and they had once been ahead
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@wiccania (3360)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I think that success can be "bought" by filling the roster with top-notch free agents, but it's expensive and not long lasting. A team is better of by both developing their prospects and keeping a few top-notch veterans on the team. Some of those veterans may well come from within the teams farm system.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I wish that my Philadelphia teams would do some of what you mentioned. The Phillies especially, need to develop better pitchers in the minors. It is definitely good to have some good veterans on the team to go along with the younger players. The Yankees spend too much money on free agents, who either get hurt or do not perform well anymore.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Yeah, I would agree that is a good way to go about it. I also think alot of practice will do them good somehow.