Every year at the start of the year I get the same questions: When do you think (Insert Player) will be promoted to (Insert level that is one higher than his current level)?

Of course then I get the same question over and over until that player is promoted. At which point I get the same question, only for the next level. I understand it. The only purpose of the minor leagues is developing prospects. People want to see progress, and the only true sign of progress is a player moving up a level. When a guy gets promoted, it's a sign of many things. It's a sign that his numbers are seen as legit in most cases (unless it's a situation where the guy was struggling before his promotion). It's a sign that the organization thinks high enough of the player to give him a new challenge. And it's a ...

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