The Washington Nationals had a big night last night, signing their top four picks, including a couple who had a pretty good amount of leverage over the club in negotiations. Anthony Rendon, Alex Meyer, Brian Goodwin and Matt Purke are all very good to elite prospects who could contribute on a major league level sooner rather than later. But until then, they will be in the minor leagues, a system which Mike Rizzo has strengthened considerably over the past few years; just ask him. Via Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider.
"We're the talk of the industry right now," the general manager said. "Before we signed these players, we had a minor-league system that the needle was heading north in a big, big way. And this just solidifies us as, to me, one of the great scouting and player development organizations in baseball. We feel really good about ourselves tonight."
Well, I would sound confident (border line brash, actually) if I was able to bring n those types of players into the fold. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he has an owner that is willing to spend like a mad man to get these types of deals done. Go ahead and feel good about yourself Mike, you have every right.