Blue Jays: Why is Vladimir Guerrero Jr not in Buffalo?
Forget the majors, why have the Toronto Blue Jays not promoted Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo?
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has nothing left to prove in Double-A and is obviously not being challenged by the looks of his video game-like numbers he continues to produce. The phenom is batting .414/.464/.691 with 79 hits and 11 home runs in 49 games with the New Hampshire Fishercats.
While the baseball world begs for his promotion to the majors, a more obvious question arises of why Vladdy Jr. remains in Double-A instead of taking his talents for a stopover in Buffalo with the herd.
The Blue Jays keep balking about being well-rounded in every facet of the game however it is very apparent they are delaying his MLB clock, which I can’t necessarily argue with. However, why not give him a shot at Triple-A pitching sooner than later.
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You can bet your bottom dollar the Bisons brain trust is itching for his promotion and the financial reward it will bring in attendance for the affiliate. Beginning June 14th the Bisons play 11 of 14 games at home so a promotion around that homestand would make sense fiscally.
Our very own Hayden Godfrey authored an article this morning that highlighted the Fisher Cats attendance spike ranking them fourth in the Eastern League even though they have such a small population base.
It would be interesting to see if Vladdy can take the Triple-A world by storm and continue to mash at his heroic pace. There is nothing left to prove in New Hampshire so move him on up and see how he fares versus near major league quality arms.
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Regardless of where Vladdy ends up, he is a refreshing, young talent that we can hopefully all enjoy for the next decade.