Indians Callup Romero, Not Brown, From Columbus
September 7, 2009
First off, congrats to Romero. He is realizing his dream to get a big league shot, so I wish him the best and have no ill will toward him.
That said, with this move, outfielder/first baseman Jordan Brown WILL NOT be called up. This is very disappointing, as he did everything humanly possible to get the much deserved callup for a cup of coffee this year. Heck, if anything, just to reward the guy for a fantastic year in Triple-A where he won the league batting title.
Brown deserves better than this if you ask me. I'll have a piece on him sometime this week sort of going more in depth on the situation as I had a chance to talk to him at length over the weekend as I was in Columbus.
By the way, Josh Barfield is toast.
Calling up Romero over him puts the final nail in his coffin with the Indians.