Originally Posted by RedEye
I'm just curious -- if this is true, what is it that Billy still has to learn in the minors that he can't learn in the majors? To me, it sounds like the big concern is whether his bat can work in The Show. But isn't that kind of a catch-22? After all, how are we going to know whether or not it works if he doesn't get a chance to hit major league pitching? And... related to that... wouldn't it therefore make sense to give him a September call-up this year just so that he can have that first cup of coffee -- and begin to understand just what it is he's up against?
I think defense mostly. He's not good enough at SS as of now and definitely not good enough to play CF.