Today marks the first day of September call-ups, where MLB rosters expand from 25 to 40 players, allowing teams to call up as many players on the 40-man roster as they wish.  September call-ups serve a lot of purpose.  They obviously expand the rosters, allowing teams to work with a deeper bullpen, a deeper bench, and maybe even go with luxuries like a six man rotation.  Usually September call-ups are limited to future bench players, future bullpen arms, and maybe a lower ranked prospect.  Yet that doesn't stop people from wanting to see the top prospects get called up for a taste of the majors.

There are few things I hate more in baseball than the "let's call up (insert top prospect) and let him get his feet wet" talk that happens every year around this time.  Fans do it.  Media does i...

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