Originally Posted by Foulke You
Totally agree about Heath. Jeff Gray has a respectable E.R.A. down in Charlotte and has a lot more MLB experience than Heath. The only thing I can think of that is playing into their decision is that Heath is on the 40 man roster and Gray isn't. The other possibility is that Heath is another Cooper pet project. I was initially surprised that Omogrosso didn't get called up since he had a good spring and pitched respectably last year, but then I saw his AAA numbers this year and he is off to a dreadful start. (8.00+ E.R.A.)
Yeah, I thought the same thing about Omogrosso. IIRC, he was the last cut from the pitching staff in spring training. I thought he'd be in line for the first recall, but his AAA numbers are so horrible that you couldn't justify promoting him.
I forgot the 40-man is full. I'm sure that played a role in Heath being recalled over Gray.