[quote name='Sconnie']You are right. He's not ready to be up, but he was moved out of necessity. Since he's up, and hasn't failed yet. He's a valuable prospect and needs to play, and I would like to see him play every day at MLB SS until he falters, then give him the laundry list things to work on in AAA. Hopefully when he goes down to AAA, he's hungry to come back to the bigs and forces the issue quickly.[/QUOTE]
[quote name='Sconnie']My concern is more addressing the rookies issues with the media. A business manager is trained to Praise in Public, Punish in Private. This doesn't really work for the established pros, but a necessity for the rookies. The rookies have bigger things to work on than dealing with the media.[/QUOTE]
Came here to say both of these, find I don't need to.
Santana won't be 24 until after the season ends, his batting resume in the minors is better than Florimon's at every step, he's not ready and should not be sniped at by his boss, but if he's up he should be playing.
[quote name='Riverbrian']Run with Escobar while he is hot. Be prepared for a cool down but run with Escobar while he is hot.[/QUOTE]
Not with DSantana on the roster.
I like Escobar a lot, but as a utility guy. Right now he's batting over his head, but even apart from that I worry he will wear down with everyday use. If not for Santana, I'd say sure, let's find out about that worry, maybe I'm wrong. But, it seems like there is fan pressure to move guys out of roles they are succeeding at into more demanding roles (Dozier to SS?), and instead I'd like to see the guys prove themselves in roles they'll fill on the good teams we believe are on the way. Utility Infielder isn't exactly a difficult slot to fill, but still it seems like we've got a good one right now and can take satisfaction in it, rather than push him to be a mediocre starter.