Originally Posted by dougdirt
They shouldn't have. He could honestly go on to win the Cy Young award this year and they shouldn't have done it because they still have no chance to make the playoffs. They are wasting a year in the future of his talents. He threw a grand total of 2 innings in one game during the spring. He was never on their radar. Somehow, he goes from not being in any spring training games after March 9th, to on the opening day roster? Really? Just seems crazy.
Maybe when you're going to end up trading him after his third or fourth year anyway, you worry less about when you start his arbitration clock?