Re: Rick Sweet on Jay Bruce
I could be wrong, but about the time that many teams were offering free agent veterans minor league contracts with invites to spring training, many teams seemed to leapfrogging their top prospects from AA directly to the majors. I know there are players who can make that leap, but I think I agree with Krivsky when he says we have AAA for a purpose. I think Bruce's case is a perfect example of allowing the move and letting the player show he's more than ready. I think too, though, that's why I'm comfortable with Bruce starting out in AAA and having a call-up some time into the season.