I called my dad yesterday to let him know I had arrived safely at the home of my host family in California. Kyle Davies had come out of the game, but Vin Mazzaro hadn’t yet made history with the worst pitching performance ever. Dad asked me who I thought would come up to replace Davies, and it did not cross my mind that a prospect would actually get the call. Not yet.
With two starters hurt, the Royals definitely needed to scramble to fill those spots with somebody. But isn’t this situation the reason we signed Jeff Suppan?
Dayton Moore could have made the textbook move of calling up the Veteran Guy he had stashed in the minors for this. Would anybody have faulted him? Even though he hasn’t been good at all in Omaha – his ERA is 4.93 but a super-low BABIP suggests that he’s actually lucky it’s that “low” – he still seemed like the predictable choice. Instead of being safe and adhering to the textbook, Moore has aggressively promoted two more prospects while leaving the grizzled veteran behind.
The Process has been accelerated with the promotions of Everett Teaford and Danny Duffy. Do you trust it?