Yoda wrote:I could be totally wrong.
Isn't that the risk we all take when talking about these things?
Yoda wrote:He hasn't shown the same control at AAA this season so chances are good that he isn't.
That's part of the reason I stand where I do. I'm confident that he will get it back, he's too good not to, it's just that I think if you're going to bring him up in that state (control/confidence issues) he needs to be coming into an environment more conducive to success -- not a struggling team looking for an answer. Then again, I think teams should "baby" prospects more than most people, so that could be a big part of it.
Yoda wrote:But I still think it would be a huge boost if he can come in and give them a chance to win every time he is on the mound.
Again, I'm not sure that he's really ready to do that right now. After the AS break? Who knows. But right now I'd sure hate to have my hopes resting on the shoulders of a great, but yet unproven at the top levels, prospect. Again, that's just me. And as for the money, I agree, I'm probably making too much of a big deal out of that as well, but it's still an issue with most teams not named the Yankees or Red Sox.