Originally Posted by Blue
I'd like to see one more High-K, low-BB performance from him before a promotion.
IMO, that promotion would be way too soon. You've got to allow the league a chance to catch up to Thompson. All we know is the SL had a bear of a time with him for six weeks. What we don't know if that's a true reflection of his quality or just the result of a short snapshot in time (it's almost always the latter, even for stud pitchers). My guess is SL lineups will start giving him trouble from here on out and Thompson stands to gain a lot from the experience.
Mind you, standard operating procedure is to promote the kid before a circuit gets to challenge him and I expect that's what the Reds will do. I just don't think standard operating procedure is based in anything close to sensibility.