Originally Posted by redsmetz
I'm glad to see the very measured responses to this question. Matt, why the huge dissatisfaction with Mackanin's answer. It feels like there's nothing that he or Krivsky can say or do that doesn't rub you the wrong way.
I'll just repeat what most everyone else said. Why on earth would we needlessly start Bruce's clock? Why bring him up when we've got three outfielders in place now. I'm not fan of bringing kids up to let them sit and absorb the ML experience. He'll have that soon enough. My guess he's here sometime next year and that's early enough.
It's just a dumb answer. That's all.
It makes it sounds like there's an age requirement to be a big league ball player.
Krivsky's answer is better...although I don't completely buy it, it at least has some substance.