So, while I generally agree with the conventional wisdom, expressed here, that we'd like to bring young guys up and give them a taste of the majors in a season like this, I also have heard many say that the Twins mishandled Buxton (and maybe Sano and others)by bringing them up early, before they were ready.Maybe some of you, with more experience, have written about this too.I think the thinking is that Buxton's early failures have wrecked his confidence and that it's hard to make major adjustments at the MLB level.And with Sano, that his early success may have made him overconfident and undercut his work ethic.
I don't know, I really don't.But I'd like to hear you all consider that bringing young guys up is not without risk.How do we evaluate when it makes sense, and when it doesn't?
Austin is 26 and out of options next year. That, imo, is why he should be up this year. Because he's either here next year, or claimed when optioned, or not good enough to worry about.
I'm with you on Gordon and some other young players, though.