Originally Posted by flyer85
the problem is that super two is a moving target as it is a percentage of eligible players and until you reach the end of the season you don't know how many players that will be ... so if super two is the reason(and Jocketty said it wasn't) then you wouldn't want to bring him up for a bit.
The safe historical cutoff for Super Two is two years, 128 days. It's gone as high as 140 days, but it hasn't gone lower than 128 days in several years (if ever). Yes, it's a moving target, but it's a moving target that only goes so low.
The Reds should do what exactly what the Brewers did to Braun. They waited until the safe date to call him up last year, and then they gave him a contract extension with a Super Two clause that if he's eligible his long term contract is worth $6 million more. The best thing about that clause is it's just window dressing to satisfy Braun and his agent; the Brewers timed the promotion just about perfectly so they know they won't have to pay that extra $6 million.