Mackey: Hicks Has Turned CF Competition Into A Blowout Early
Interesting article by Phil Mackey. It discusses how GMs often try to delay the start of a player's service time clock. He seems to be mistaken on how "Super 2" status is determined though.
. . . halting a player's service time clock is often a viable reason for holding off on a major league promotion. This is done mostly to ensure a player won't reach "Super-2" status -- meaning arbitration-eligible after only two years of service time instead of three. If a player has been on a major league roster for two full years to start his career, he will almost certainly reach Super-2 status.
Mackey: Hicks Has Turned CF Competition into a blowout early
. . . keeping Hicks in Triple-A until June or so would likely ensure he doesn't become arbitration-eligible after only two years.