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1st Annual S.S. Poseidon Award: Washington Nationals

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The readers of MinorLeagueBall.com have awarded the Washington Nationals with the 2005 S.S. Poseidon Award, honoring the Nationals as having the worst, most disasterous farm system in baseball.

The Nationals garnered 29% of the votes cast. Second place went to the New York Yankees with 24%. Third place went to the San Diego Padres with 12%, with the Cincinnati Reds right behind at 11%.

I am surprised that the Yankees came in second place. Their farm system is hardly good, but it has improved in the last couple of years, and I don't think it is as bad as some of the others. This may reflect some anti-Yankee bias among Minor League Ball voters.

But in the end, I agree with the choice of the voters that the Nationals are worst overall.