Tavish wrote:Even though he is already up, another guy to keep your eye on is Aaron Crow. It seems like the Royals are trying to stretch him out from the pen and he may be next in line for a rotation spot. It would give them the Royals the opportunity to bring up a Duffy or Montgomery and use them in the bullpen and keep their innings down. Crow didn't blow away minor league hitters but has been dominating so far against the majors. He looked great the other night even the second time through the lineup.
Where are you getting your information regarding the Royals? You have gone from Hosmer getting a call this year as "unlikely" and now this. You need to try to find another source. Duffy will not be going to the pen. He will be here in June for those of you trying to make roster decisions (starting).
While a couple of months is a ton of time in baseball terms and a lot can happen between now and then, I would be interested in hearing how you expect it to play out for both Duffy and Montgomery to be up within weeks like you claimed in the Hosmer thread. With one open spot on the 40 man roster after the Blanco trade and the time bomb that is Kyle Davies I can certainly see room for one promotion assuming they aren't trying to keep the roster spot open for Kendall's return.
From the looks of things Teaford is being used more as a bullpen guy now so that leaves Pucetas as the only viable starter left on the 40 to be called up. And I wouldn't think Suppan would get the nod before either prospect so the pecking order looks great for them to get here. What isn't clear at all is what role they will take when they are here. Chen should be back in the rotation by June, Tejada should be back in the bullpen before that. So in order to get Duffy and Montgomery into the rotation in weeks will mean that the Royals have to clear one spot on the 40 and three spots in the current rotation (2 for the prospects and 1 for Chen).
Any inside information from your sources?