Originally Posted by Kc61
I would bring him up by August 1. Give Bruce August and September to adjust to the big leagues. Another reason why a current outfielder should be moved at the deadline.
Two weeks at AA, three weeks at AAA, then up to the Reds. Next year, Bruce starts in the Reds outfield right out of spring training.
Polish him up at AA and AAA for a few more weeks.
And by the way, when he comes up, he hits third. Every day.
Now THAT'S generous.
I say Bruce finishes the year at AA. Next year, he gets an invite to ST but unless he absolutely tears it up he starts at Louisville, and assuming he does well there, he should be up with the big club by the AS Break. Pencil him in as the everyday starter going forward for Opening Day 2009, not neccessarily 2008.