x_Momentum wrote:There really wouldn't be too much of a reason to have him up in september anyways unless they'd want him to get some major league ABs because it's not like the D-Rays are in the wild card race or anything. hah. I think he'll have to wait until next season for the call up.
Trying to make the playoffs, as you imply, is NOT the only reason for september callups. If your arguement were reality instead of fiction then there'd be no reason for any team not in a playoff race to call up players in september. In reality teams not in playoff races do call up players in septemeber, probably to get a look at them with an eye toward the next season. I might be wrong, but I believe the penalties, such as arbitration counter, aren't affected by sepetember callups, or at least not to the same degree as a pre-september callup, otherwise they wouldn't happen. A possible reason for that is september callups don't have to be placed on the pre-september 25 man roster and remain on the 40 man roster, which I believe is the maximum september roster size. At least that would be my guess, anyone know the rules on this stuff for certain?