Originally Posted by TRF
I'm not a fan of pitchers doing a half a year at a level, regardless of performance. Yes Bailey has risen to the occasion, but Cueto hasn't been as dominant as he was in his first go around at High A. Bailey is the exception, not the Rule.
That said, I hate when pitchers repeat a level they have dominated. There is no reason Calvin Medlock should repeat AA after the year he had in 2006. He is clearly ready for AAA. I like the pace that has been set for LeCure.
Hitters seem to be a different story. Bruce could see AA by June, then go all Adam Dunn on the the org in 2008 (AA, AAA, Major Leagues)
Cueto was having blister problems at the start of the season. no word if he still is having them, but if he is, it surely explains some things. His ERA has been affected by a poor bullpen as well.