The Yanks have a very good farm system at the moment, but Baseball Prospectus' prospect guru Kevin Goldstein (subscription only) argues Brian Cashman and the front office "seem almost scared to bring their prospects up." For instance, why did they bring up thirtysomething Brian Gordon instead of Betances, Banuelos or Warren? One scout he talks to thinks Jesus Montero's relatively poor showing in Triple A is a result of frustration. “He looks like a player who knows he's stuck in Pennsylvania.” Hmm, that last observation seems a little too psychology 101 for my tastes, but the larger point does stand. What are the Yanks afraid of? The team has obvious needs at DH, back-up catcher, in the starting rotation. There are players in the system who can fill those positions now. They aren't playing for the Yanks right now. What's the deal?