lane_anasazi2 wrote:Strategy question: Assuming I make the championship game, I have the option of either calling up Yordano Ventura from my minor league squad, or not. If I don't, I'll probably stream or add an offensive player with a good matchup, basically cycle through a new player every day.
If I pick up Ventura, he's on my roster to stay for next year and I can't send him back down. This means if he's going to start next year in the minors I'm less likely to do this. Any Royals fans have any information?
If I don't pick up Ventura, I'll be scraping the bottom of the barrel for streaming purposes. Ventura has a lot of talent and gets Seattle and then @CWS for the last week.
Probably too late to make a difference as your roster is likely set already, but I can't see where they would start the season with him in their rotation. They have his service clock and his innings count against him for 2014. I could also see where they could feel pressured into having 'the next Jose Fernandez' (meaning from April to September). Royal management were on the hot seat entering the season. I'm not sure what the buzz in KC is right now, but with 2014 being Shields' last season (I think Santana is also a FA) the front office could pull out all of the stops.