Originally Posted by Benihana
Here are some promotions I'd like to see in the next two weeks:
Donnie Joseph to Cincy (to replace Chapman as a LHP in the 'pen)
Henry Rodriguez to AAA (I'd like to give him the opportunity to compete in ST next year. Plus Vidal is at 3B in Pensacola now.)
Beau Mills to AAA
Donald Lutz to AA
Billy Hamilton to AA (although I'm still not sure how to get him the proper playing time with Gregorius and LaMarre there- neither of whom has really "earned" a promotion to Louisville)
A little further out on the horizon (perhaps after the trade deadline):
Ryan LaMarre and/or DiDi Gregorius to AAA (see above)
Chad Rogers to AA (might as well have him join all the other prospects in the Pensacola rotation)
Robert Stephenson to A
Drew Cisco to A
Tanner Rahier to Billings
With Mills continuing to mash and Hamilton reaching the century mark in swipes, I thought this was worthy of a bump.
It's time for Mills to AAA (and get him an OF glove) along with Gregorius and H-Rod to AAA, and Hamilton and Lutz to AA.
Put Cozart on the 7-day DL with a concussion, call up Janish, and promote DiDi to Louisville to make room for Hamilton in Pensacola. Janish could even play a little 2B if/when he comes back to Louisville, as he'll have to backup 2B at the major league level if he ever sticks there.
A month from now, if they continue their current performance, I'd consider giving Stephenson and Winker a call to Dayton. LaMarre and Bryson Smith are two guys who could afford to see Louisville by the end of the year as well, especially if Smith continues his torrid pace. Similarly, Sharky Rogers could join the rest of the All-Star rotation in Pensacola.