Originally Posted by Vottomatic
If that's the Reds philosophy, I disagree with it.
Minors should be about player development. They were just fine letting Louisville be a bottomdwellar this year.
If player A is hitting .350 over 100 at-bats in A-ball, and the only reason to keep him there is to keep winning, management is missing the point. Challenge the player is what I say.
And Dayton IS in need of a quality third baseman. Errors in the minors can be partially attributed to bad fields.
Louisville didn't have the players available, so that point is moot.
100 at bats is a relatively small sample size. First, that is maybe one time through the league. Secondly, wild swings in BABIP can really fudge that number all up. Third, we don't know that the only reason he is there is to keep winning.
And sure, Dayton is in need of a third baseman, but does it really serve either guy to move a league for 60 at bats to end out the season? Not really. I just don't see this as something to worry about. He has played 6 weeks at the rookie ball level. He has performed quite well too. But it is still just 6 weeks.