The Philadelphia Phillies already lack a deep farm system, and two key prospects of theirs were dealt some bad news this week.
Signing free agents to big contracts in baseball is always a crapshoot, no matter the team or player. Just ask the New York Mets.
2013 record: 90-72, 3rd place in NL Central
Manager: Bryan Price, 1st season
Estimated 2014 payroll: $103 million
As they've done for two years running, the New York Mets are inviting their top pitching prospect to spring training to compete for a roster spot.