As everyone knows, the Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus for a couple of players who will be free agents and likely generate draft pick compensation (Edwin Jackson and Octavio Dotel). They also had possible Free Agents who would also generate more draft picks in Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman. Mo was able to bring Berkman back, but now the team is looking at 4 draft picks due to compensation, the 1st and 2nd round picks we already have, as well as a possible extra pick somewhere at the end of the first or second round due to the small market/lousy team lottery. That is 7 total picks available next June in the first 2.5 rounds.
All of these things are concerns I have going forward without Jeff Luhnow. Am I giving Luhnow too much credit for turning the farm system around, or will the pipeline of talent continue to produce without him?
I don't have the answers to this, but is this a valid concern? I know there is not a lot of player analysis here, but I hope there will be some good discussion on the topic(s).