Originally Posted by westofyou
Options and Service Time are also factors.
Big factors. I hate it when a guy is called up too soon and by the time he figures it out (if he ever does), he's eligible for arbitration. If he's pitching great, then sure, bring him up; but as long as he has options and isn't pitching any better than what we have on hand, the straightening-out can happen in Louisville without the meter running.
The KC writeup in BP 2006 was an eye-opener on the subject.