Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:29 PM
We'll never know for sure, but I still maintain the belief that May was supposed to get than final start, (or two) before the Futures Game, and unless he mis-fired, or got hurt, UGH, he was going to stay up.
The Twins turned to Pino and Johnson at that time as the next deserving guys in line, and guess we'll never know what might have happened otherwise.
Rob Antony was talking on the radio the other night and, can't remember if it was Dan or Corey, but they asked about May. The response was pretty dry, commenting on 70+ pitches last time out and trying to stretch him back out to 100 or so next start. Sort of finished with a we'll see comment. And maybe it's just me, but I felt there was an empty balloon left floating in the air that he just wanted to fill in with a "then he'll be up" comment.
At this point, the rest of the season is about, will be about, taking a look at several players to gain experience, to see where and when they might fit in next season, or if they fit at all. (We can all name the names) I believe May makes his next Rochester start. And if he's his same, solid self, and tosses a solid 90-100 pitches, he's up. They'll play the same Johnson/Pino/Darnell train game to bring him up. And unless there is an IP concern, he'll remain the rest of the season, 5 or 6 man rotation not withstanding.
I also agree that Milone will be up soon, possibly after 1 start. I forget who now, but someone commented Milone was only days away from an extra year or control. If true, that makes the one AAA start while the FO and staff finalize their next moves all the more prudent.
Meyer is more complicated. Like Brock stated, I'm also patient when it comes to prospects. Meyer has performed very well, and downright kicked butt this season. But there was the one poor stretch, and a few games where he has just used too many pitches to get through his innings, walked a few too many, to give you pause. I believe he absolutely needs and deserves to be up, whether it be soon or September. Even if it's some relief innings just to get acclimated to the ML level. I think it would mean a lot to his development for 2015.
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