This could have been deduced Tuesday from the comments made by some members of the Minnesota braintrust, and now Twins general manager Terry Ryan has made it official …
Terry Ryan: Jose Berrios will NOT be called up
— LaVelle E. Neal III (@LaVelleNeal) September 2, 2015
It shows very poor planning on the part of the Twins’ decision-makers, who let Berrios throw 161 1/3 innings this season between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester, to the tune of a stellar 2.90 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 9.5 K/9. He’s been even better at Triple-A than he was at Double-A, and the 21-year-old righty looks ready to shine at the highest level with the Twins in the thick of the American League Wild Card race. But he won’t get the call because there’s suddenly a concern about his workload. It never crossed Terry Ryan’s mind that there might be a use for the organization’s top starting pitching prospect?
You give Berrios two weeks off in August, he suddenly becomes a weapon for the stretch run.