[quote name='USAFChief'][quote name='SpiritofVodkaDave'][quote name='USAFChief'][quote name='Jesse Bacon']
couldn't you call up like 13 more people if you wanted to? ?[/QUOTE]
One could almost infer there's a, um...financial
implication to the skimpy number of callups, no?
But to believe that might be a factor, one would have to conclude the Twins are more interested in making good money than in making good baseball decisions.[/QUOTE]
Why on earth would it make sense to call up another 13 guys? You basically then set up your team to have 10 or so guys on the squad who won't see anything more than an inning or two on the mound, or 5-10 at bats. And yes, that would be a waste of money, not only in salary, but hotels, seats on a charter flight, room in the clubhouse etc etc
I imagine if the Twins were in the playoff hunt they would have called up a couple more guys, perhaps a guy like Hicks with the sole reason to be a defensive replacement/PR. However, there is zero reason to start the clocks of more guys then needed.[/QUOTE]
The point, Dave, is that there isn't some reason why bringing up Perdomo means you can't also bring up Slama--other than having to put him on the 40 man (which is at 39), and of course...you'd have to pay him.
BTW, you're not really going to bring up service time with Slama, are you? One post after telling us he's 28 with a top end of "6th/7th guy"?
The Service time issue was more along the lines of "They would bring up Hicks to PR/Defense" Of course it isn't an issue with a guy like Slama
I imagine with a guy like Perdomo they are figuring out if he will even be part of the organization heading into next year, same with Gray (SIGHHHHHHHH) that is why they are getting innings now, Slama will be around in 2013 and will get his shot(s)