StlSluggers wrote:So are they just waiting until next year to bring him up so that they don't have to worry about giving him a contract or anything? He's what? 27? 28? He doesn't have many good hitting years left, right?
i think its a combination of:
a) wanting ankiel to get some regular at bats...work on cutting down the k's and drawing a few walks. he is doing well at AAA but he could use a little more polish.
b) needing to come to a decision about what to do with encarnacion--starter, bench, trade?
c) ankiel being out of options so once he is up he has to stay up