Have the Bombers gone barren?

The Yankees have shown remarkable weakness in drafting and developing talent

Updated: February 4, 2014, 1:51 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

The following is the first installment of ESPNNewYork.com's three-part series on the state of the Yankees' farm system.

NEW YORK -- Since Manny Banuelos was promoted to Triple-A ball before the 2011 season, he is 2-4 with a 4.32 ERA. His walks-per-nine innings ratio has soared and his strikeouts-per-nine innings ratio has dropped.

Plus, he is coming off Tommy John surgery and has not thrown a pitch in a professional ballgame in more than 18 months.

In spite of it all, ...

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