Originally Posted by Vottomatic
No. I don't care about the AB's. I just think it's good for them to get a feel for all the behind the scenes stuff in the major leagues, sitting in the dugout with true major leaguers, listening, learning.............I don't care if he gets 5 at-bats. I know if I was in the minors and never been to the majors, it would be kind of intimidating. The adjustment to even the pampered part would take some time. And not like they need any more motivation, but getting a taste would surely wet their whistle of desire to work even harder to get there, once they see how great it is (which I'm sure they already knew).
As stated, the adjustment to all the other stuff outside of the game is why I want them to get a taste.
The problem about him "getting a taste" in the major leagues without actually playing is that you are adding a guy to the 40-man who doesn't need to be added before he needs to be. Therefore, you are losing someone off the 40 man roster just to let a guy sit in the dugout.
I personally don't think he gets too much sitting in the dugout, but neither of us know first-hand. I think he will get much more ready for the major leagues playing in minor league games. Once the minor league playoffs are over, I wouldn't mind Vidal coming to Cincinnati and hanging out with the players as much he can for a guy not on the 40 man roster, but I see no reason to add him just so he can officially be on the team in September.