Re: Brean and Guillon earn organizational accolades
Disagree that jumping a kid from Billings to Dayton is "rushing" them. Stephenson made the jump.
"Rushing" is jumping a kid from Dayton, to Pensacola, to Louisville in one season.
Then there's Mike Leake. Dave Winfield. Jim Abbott, Bob Horner, John Olerud, and others who went straight to the majors and had success. I think Burt Hooten did too, but that was back in the late 60's or early 70's.
My 15 year old skipped a year of school because as her teacher (who spent 40 years teaching) said, "she's bored and not challenged". That teacher also said in 40 years she'd only allowed 2 students to skip a grade and move up.
Brean isn't challenged at Billings. He's ready for Dayton.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread