From Aaron Gleeman of Rotoworld:
Not all left handed-hitting third basemen who were No. 2 overall picks have a smooth ride to stardom. Alex Gordon has gone from sure thing to major question mark, and now the Royals won't recall him from Triple-A despite huge numbers there since his demotion last month. He's hitting .359 with 10 homers in 39 games to rank second in the Pacific Coast League in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS.
Meanwhile, the Royals have started 34-year-old Scott Podsednik in left field for 59 of 64 games and not surprising rank 12th in the AL with a measly .668 OPS from the position. Why they'd want to continue playing a mediocre, mid-30s veteran over a 26-year-old former top prospect who's been destroying Triple-A pitching for six weeks is beyond me, but Dayton Moore and Ned Yost have made it clear Gordon won't be back any time soon.
I just can't see the REDS doing something like this now. While we may have done it with Corey P and Willy T, we didn't actually have them playing over someone who was dominating AAA pitching the way Gordon is right now. Even Dusty seems to be using the better players most of the time now.