With the recent surge of acquired pitching prospects, what route do you think Billy Beane will take as pertaining to their progression?
As most of you all know the Big 3 were rushed to the majors early in their careers. Barry Zito in his first year went from A+ to AA to AAA. Spent most of the year in AAA the next year and was called up. A very fast promotion indeed. Mark Mulder was drafted and went straight to AAA where he spent his first year. The next year he spent all but 1 start in AAA in the Majors. Tim Hudson spent bout a year and a half going from A- to A+ to AA to AAA and was with the major league team within 2 years of being drafted.
Now I understand some of these kids we have now were High School kids and not polished college pitchers but the theory may be the same.
My main question to AN is when can we expect these young arms to be in Oakland? Also is this a no rush situation? Let the kids spend the time they may need in the minors and not try and rush them? Or do you see Beane being aggressive with his promotions, trying to get the best team on the field ASAP.
I for one would like to see these kids challenged and promoted aggressively in order to minimize the "rebuilding" process.