Originally Posted by Superdude
... making rookies with pedigree "earn it" seems a little silly and arbitrary to me. If they think he can hit, give him an actual opportunity beyond a handful of trips to the plate every week.
He earned a trip to the bigs on his pedigree. He earns more playing time with production over and above what the position player he replaces has done. Especially considering the team's chances to win the pennant.
In seasons where pennants aren't at stake, the calculus obviously changes.
But Mesoraco is going to have to earn his playing time. If he can.