Originally Posted by mth123
Why not just promote guys? Plenty of guys who at least have a hint of future. I'd use them.
Because often times there aren't enough guys who are ready for that next level.
Let's look at third base right now in the system. What happens is Travis Mattair goes down? You can't promote Vidal. But even if you could, you can't promote Rahier or Mejias-Brean. Perfect scenario to bring on a journeyman.