Originally Posted by powersackers
I would rather have Lutz than 9 righties in a row vs Trevor Bauer. And Detroit called up a guy vs us here in Cincy directly from A ball. Your sarcasm and disapproval in a discussion on the pros and cons of calling up a AA player is noted.
Because Detroit did it doesn't make it right. Very likely they did that kid no favors. Most kids rushed up like that struggle mightily and are set back in development. Ask Eric Davis. It happened to him. It probably set Jay Bruce back, ditto for Homer Bailey. Double ditto for Ryan Wagner - it may have cost him his career going straight to ML baseball from college. SO yes, rushing players to the majors from A ball is almost always a stupid move.