There are many ways to build a winning ball club. You can be the Yankees of the last decade and shell out nine-figure contracts. You can be the Rays of the last half decade and build through intelligent coaching and brilliant drafts.
Do I need to even declare which style earns greater respect among the general fan?
It's just something special to raise a talented player from the day you drafted him, through the rungs of the minor league system, until stardom finally strikes in the big leagues.
Like watching your own son blossom into a successful adult.
The Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the franchises that has always prided itself on bringing up internal talent to get to the playoffs. Matt Kemp is the latest in a long line of homegrown talent in Dodgers' lore to reach All-Star status.
Here is the best homegrown player from each position in Dodger history:
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