Alex Meyer and a question of say-so w/ ST roster decisions
In another thread, I questioned why 2 of the 3 brightest lites for the near-term hopes of turning this franchse around, Meyer and Buxton, were shipped out so early after the Camp opened. It made me wonder out loud about the decision-making process and who is looking for what? why?...and when?
Now we have this quote from Berardino's article, regarding using some of the up-and-coming starters in relief roles, as other teams are doing more frequently:
It begs the questions- When exactly does Gardy get the say-so? Was it last Sunday's second round of cuts? Or does it not happen until the final cut to 25?
“Let them get confidence, stretch them out as best you can and (eventually) stick them in the rotation,” Gardenhire said. “There’s a big, tall 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8 guy that I might have wanted to have taken a shot with that this year.”
He was talking about 6-9 Alex Meyer and his high-90s fastball. Meyer was shipped back to Triple-A on March 9 in the first round of cuts.
“He got ramrodded out of here pretty quick before I had the say-so,” Gardenhire said. “I wouldn’t mind doing that with him at all. I think that would be fun. I don’t give a (flip) if they hit him. Just watching him come out there …”