Reds' TV announcers mentioned several times that the Braves do not hesitate to bring up their best prospects to the majors straight from AA. The Braves have employed this strategy successfully for years. I don't think it's hurt too many players. The Reds philosophy is the polar opposite. What do you think?
I for one think the Reds should not hesitate to bring up a Jay Bruce or a Calvin Medlock from AA if that's what the big club needs. I'd like to see them bring up more guys from AA and do not think it should be some sort of taboo.