SpecialFNK wrote:it didn't need to be Arcia that was called up. they could have called up Billy Joe Bob Randy Smith. I'm not saying that is the name of someone, just a made up name because it wouldn't have mattered who was called up if it was only for 1 or 2 games. it could have been some 30+ year old fringe minor league player to come up and just sit on the bench. Arcia wasn't NEEDED to start. Willingham got the night off last night, along with Hicks.
I don't think it was necessary to do anything that might stop Arcia's rhythm early on in the minor league season.
I think there should be some type of rule, where if a team calls up a player from the minors it has to be like 5 days before he can be sent down. I'm pretty sure there is a number of days rule the other way, where a player sent down can't be called up for X number of days.
what in the world are you talking about?
as explained several times already, this whole situation is meaninglesss
Aricia was originally called up just because Wilkin Ramirez was on paternity leave. that was for 1 day. then after that 1 day, Arcia was sent down.
last year Arcia started in A+ and then went to AA. this year he started the season in AAA where he played 10 games. I don't know exactly what level of prospect Arcia is, but from what I read he is one of their top prospects. it just doesn't seem like a good thing to be jerking around a developing prospect up and down and up and down.
it would seem with the initial call up that they were not expecting him to be around long, only up while Wilkin was out, then he (Arcia) would be sent back down, where they would expect him to remain. I imagine he only came back up the 2nd time because Mastrowhatever went on the DL.
when the Twins initially wanted a player just to fill the roster spot of Wilkin, I would think it wasn't the right time to call up a developing prospect who IMO should be kept in rhythm and continuing to develop.