We had a good track record of developing arms for other teams in the past.
But other than Nola, Neris, Morgan, Suarez and SD, we haven't produced much the last five years or so.
Irvin, Garcia, Davis, Ramos and Anderson were homegrown "flops."
Eflin, Pivetta, Velasquez, Arano, Eickhoff all from trades, even DLS and Hammer were from trades.
We bought Arrieta and a slew of RPs, Robertson, Hunter, Neshek, Alvarez, Nicasio, Vargas, Morin, Parker
Which probably explains why there's been so much coaching turnover in the minors the last two years.
They don't need miracles from the farm, but a couple RPs and a 5th starter would be nice.