bojang0301 wrote:markj11 wrote:Dannomyte wrote:Leyland says calling up rookie Miller is no gimmick
"Miller's the guy I wanted," Leyland said. "I don't want anyone taking the attitude that he's the No. 1 pick and he was coming up in September. We're calling him up before September because we think he's the guy. He's not coming up here on a pass."
"I talked to numerous people in the organization," president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said, "and everybody has said that Miller has thrown the ball in an outstanding fashion. They think he can help us right now, and he's in a position where they think he can handle it from a mental perspective. And so we just thought it would be a move that would make sense for us to get another left-hander in the bullpen."
"I'm going to use him," Leyland said. "I can promise you that. You'll definitely see him in the Yankees series."
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They called him up a few days before Sept. contract call up to try to prove that it's not b/c the contract.
Well... I'd say it's obviously not because of his contract then. You don't open a spot like that when your in the middle of a playoff race, especially the first one in 15 or so years, to a kid because of a contract stipulation... especially one that takes place in Sept. and not August. One last point, against the Yankees.
I meant to show him that they weren't calling him up just because it is in his contract. Gives him confidence that he really belongs.