Yesterday, in the wake of the Brian Wilson bummer I was surfing through the minor league rosters and noticed a few transactions
- C Dayton Buller promoted from AA to AAA
- 2B Travis Denker promoted from AA to AAA
- SP Paul Oseguera pitched his first game of the year for AA
- C Nester Rojas promoted from low A to AA
- 2B Brad Boyer promoted from Hi A to AA
- OF Mike Mooney played his first game since coming off the DL for Hi A
All in all most of these moves (at least the ones involving catchers) seems to be in reaction to the Alfonzo suspension, but of course it is what was not done thats making me scratch my head. Why promote Buller to back up Jennings in Fresno when Jennings is hitting like he's swinging a dishrag at the plate? Why not take the opportunity to promote Witter who at age 25 would be more age appropriate in AAA and who has clearly been hurt my the unfriendly confines of Dodd stadium? Not only that but promoting Witter to AAA would also allow the Giants to promote Sandoval to AA as he clearly seems ready to make the jump as he is hitting .442/.491/.842 through the first month! That promotion in turn would also allow the Giants to start either Elio Sarmiento or Tyler La Torre full time, two players who have put up solid numbers in part time duty; I'm especially interested to see what Sarmiento can do with some more at bats.
I do agree with the Denker move, I hope he salvages his season after a rough start in AA though I'm not holding my breath, if he can't handle Fresno a demotion to Hi A would probably be in the cards. I don't have a problem with Boyer being promoted either as he was hitting pretty well in Hi A.
Its nice to see Mooney and Oseguera back from their injuries as well