buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Wait. What are the rules on calling guys down and up from AAA? Like, could you just call up/send down guys whenever somebody needs a day of rest?
For instance, you have Johan Santana start a game. He obviously isn't going to be pitching the next day. So why don't the Twins send him down and call up, say, Baker from AAA or somethign to pitch in the bullpen..... It seems like you could actually get an extra pitcher this way....
Basically, why doesn't a team send down their starters on their off-days and call up AAA relievers, then just call up the starter again when its his turn to start???
1. It screws up the prospect
2. It takes money to do the travel
3. There's a certain numbers of options you get, after that, you need to go thru waivers