Originally Posted by Lip Man 1
Daver has a valid point as Gonzo wrote in his "state of the Sox" article. These kids don't have the slightest idea what they are getting into when they are rushed up to the big club and it shows.
It doesn't work that way. Kids need to learn their trade. I understand it's not like back in the days where Gary Peters spent five or six years in the minors but my God, a kid can go through four different levels in a season...that's nuts.
It's not nuts, every prospect is different. Some require years in the minors, some require a year, some require less. There's no one proven method for producing a successful player. If there was, everyone would be doing it. If your developmental staff is competent, they should be able to determine if a kid is ready for the next level and move him accordingly.