Curious to see everyone's thoughts on Polanco's eventual call-up. If there was ever a team that needed a shot in the arm, it's the current Pirates. I know Bucs' management wants to avoid him becoming "Super 2", and want to keep him in AAA as long as they need to, but he is absolutely raking right now. I don't think anyone is buying the "he needs more seasoning in the minors" argument in this case. When McCutchen and Marte were in the minors, we were not expected to contend. Polanco is really the only player that I think could breathe life into the team right now.
Do you think they would ever consider calling him up early? I don't think it's a easy decision either way...I just fear that they may be out of contention by the time he gets the call.