Originally Posted by 11larkin11
If he doesn't move up in the next week, he will never wear a Reds jersey. If he doesn't go up, that means they are padding his stats in AA for an eventual trade.
We don't know this to be true. It's possible the Reds think that certain guys need to stay at the current level this year and move up next year. We just don't know.
With small market finances, the likelihood is that all minor leaguers performing well will stay, because the Reds would have to spend much more in a trade for an established veteran.
In Wood's case, it's really hard to see the Reds trading him. They've had so much trouble developing pitchers it's likely they would keep a young, cheap guy who is succeeding. Unless they just don't predict him to be that good.
It is very interesting to see how they are handling some of these guys. They rushed Bruce through. They were pushing Alonso along when he got hurt -- as soon as he started dominating at High A he was in Carolina.
Yet Frazier and Wood have stayed at AA despite stellar seasons. It took awhile to get Heisey up to AAA despite his total domination of AA.
Seems like they move guys slowly except for the ones they think are true studs.