Originally Posted by OGB
Doug, I know you know more about the ins and outs of baseball than I do, but how are you coming up with Hamilton only having one option left if he gets a September call up? Haven't guys like Janish and Fischer gone back and forth between the bigs and AAA about five times?
I didn't go back and look at exactly what I said, but I thought I said he will only have one left by the time his general ETA is expected to be, if he is called up this year. He would burn one option to start 2013. He would then burn his second option in 2014 when he was sent down after not making the team. At some point later in the year, maybe, he would get called up to hopefully stay. But at that point, by the time he is ready to play every day, he would only have one option left, so you had better be absolutely willing to go to war with him at that point.