hybrid wrote:People may not like what he said, even though everything he spoke was the truth. Should he of said it in that way? Prolly not, as it doesn't make him look that good. But I'm partly glad that some people will actualy call out the organization on what it's doing.
One bit of info I find very interesting is that they never even called to talk about this with him. They couldn't pick up the phone and say we know your our best prospect but "hey blah blah this is what we are doing". That IMO just begins to show how the Rays mismanage and it obviously doesn't end there.
THe fact of the matter is this...and rather unsolvable.
1. Are the Rays cheap bastards? Yessir, they are. Is Rays' management bad? Yessir, it is.
2. Is it the correct BUSINESS move to not call Delmon up so that he's arbitration eligible later rather than sooner? Yes, certainly.
So, Delmon's obviously not going to be happy. But IMO, this is what the Rays should do. If they really wanted to bother fielding the best team right now, BJ would be here as a DH.
I don't think this affects Delmon's rep at all. The Rays themselves won't really do anything to him, since he's their #1 prospect and superb. What are they going to do...get rid of him? Yeah, right. He's not going to hurt his rep when he becomes an FA in six years, either since he's a. going to contribute a lot in the bigs by then and b. most of the other organizations are probably laughing this off and agree with him that the Rays are just cheap bastards. That's their reputation in the league already, anyway.