Most of our high ceiling prospects are in the lower levels in the minors. Most years away. Most prospects aren't like Mike Trout or Bryce Harper. They need time to develop in the minors. Minor adjustments to there swings, or batting motions/stances) Or in a pitchers case, sometimes a minor adjustment in delivery. Learning secondary pitches and mastering them..etc.
We just hired a new pitching coach in the minors, and the things he did in oakland with there pitchers, gives me high hope for guys like Depaula and others.
The Yankees are very serious about this 189 budget and I have a feeling they will not ever, under this owner ship, be HUGE spenders like they have been(09 comes to mind as most recent). Of course they will go out and buy free agents, but I don't believe it will be like it use to be. I'm honestly okay with that. Because buying a team doesn't usually win you championships. Also keep in mind that the Yankees have to reset the tax every 5 years by being under 189.
The Yankees are going to need to keep these prospects having too meet this goal of 189. I would not trade the farm to get one player. No matter how good he is, who is under team control for what, 3-4 more years? One player can not win you a championship. Obviously you have a star player, but you need pieces around him. So by trading away the few actual high end prospects we have. What does that leave us with when next year rolls around.
You need to develop more prospects and keep them and go through the growing pains and create our own stars like Cano and Jeter, Rivera..through our minors.
As far as what was mentioned earlier about all this big writers and analysts saying Miami wants to trade Stanton, I really haven't found any reliable sources saying that is what they want to do. At all. In fact, most things I'm reading is that they want to keep him and build young talent under low cost team control around him.