Originally Posted by dougdirt
I don't really think waiting until the June 25th to get Stephenson time in front of 3,000 fans in Billings instead of May for 7,500 in Dayton is going to be a factor. If you start Stephenson in Billings, you essentially put him a full year behind in his timetable.
Not necessarily. If he does well, he could skip a level at some point. If our A ball team was just about anything OTHER than Dayton, I doubt it would even be a problem or a consideration. But Dayton is not like other A ball teams. Heck, it's not like ANY other minor league team in many regards.