Originally Posted by Rex Hudler
Supposedly the Sox have told both Fields and Lumsden they want them in Birmingham after a month in Winston. That's pushing them both a bit, if you ask me. I thought starting them at High A was pushing them, but I guess the fact they signed right away and and didn't have a long break after their college seasons does help.
I have no problem with getting Fields a taste of action in AA for the last month or month and a half. Lumsden is not as advanced a pitcher as I'd expect to make AA in such a short time. If it's a short stint at the end of the year, i have no problem.
not sayinig you're wrong or right, but that is often something thrown at players just drafted to get them all excited and more eager to sign quickly. We'll see, but i certainly hope both earn it, no problem then!
BTW, seems i was right about Gonzalez starting in Rookie League. Again with a good probability of promottion, but Bristol -> Great Falls is a long flight!