Re: We Demand Recompense by Joey Votto and Jay Bruce
If both Votto and Bruce aren't ready to take MLB by storm, they should both be in AAA.
It has nothing to do with whether they're the best player at the position in camp or not. It has everything to do with contracts. We have them for 6 years. Why waste one of those years if we don't have a good shot at the postseason?
In 2009 you can have Votto, Bruce, Bailey, Cueto, Valquez, and Maloney all ready to play. Wait until then, and you can have that group together until 2015.
A year of Jay Bruce at 26 years old is worth more than a year of Jay Bruce at 20 years old, no matter how you slice it.