Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Guerra/Hughes to New Britain
The New Britain Rockcats made three roster moves today. The first was putting pitcher Jay Rainville on the disabled list. The other two were a little more surprising.
First, Luke Hughes was activated and sent to New Britain. I have mentioned that previously as an option simply because he needs to get back into the proverbial swing of things with some consistent at bats. I don't expect him to be with the Rockcats too long.
The other move is the one that may create some discussion. The Twins decided to promote 20 year old Deolis Guerra from Ft. Myers to New Britain. Now, I think I could make stronger arguments for three other Miracle starters (Tyler Robertson, David Bromberg and Mike McCardell) much more deserving, and older. The argument for Guerra being promoted is that he has now spent 2 1/2 seasons in the Florida State League and needs to make a move. Maybe he will "pull a Swarzak" and shock us all by being better with an undeserved promotion. We shall see.
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