White Sox Morning BP: Thoughts on Carlos Rodon non call-up


Jun 16, 2013; Omaha, NE, USA; NC State Wolfpack pitcher Carlos Rodon (16) during their College World Series game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at TD Ameritrade Park. Mandatory Credit: Dave Weaver-USA Today Sports

Let’s just get it out in the open … it was disappointing that the Chicago White Sox didn’t call up Carlos Rodon on Tuesday when the rosters were expanded.

Here is what Rick Hahn said, as quoted in an article by Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago:

"“We are absolutely thrilled with where he is and how quickly he has progressed through the system,” Hahn said. “Fundamentally the decision came down to it just wasn’t the right time in his development to bring him to the big leagues to continue his development here and ask him to get big league hitters out.”"

Hahn went on to be quoted saying Rodon can compete for a roster roster spot in 2015.

Yes, I’m very happy with how Rodon is doing thus far in his progression as a professional, but what could it have hurt in seeing him sit with current ace Chris Sale for the final month of the season? Rodon could have learned from and watched the best pitcher on the White Sox roster and see how things are done at the MLB level.

I just think it was a missed opportunity by the White Sox.

Rodon could have pitched in certain situations (not have a tough workload) out of the bullpen and just got all the butterflies and nerves out of the way I’m sure come with being a MLB rookie.

The left-handed No. 3 overall draft choice could have pitched in games that – let’s face it – don’t matter in the long run of this franchise – and just got his feet wet at the highest level of baseball in the world.

Part of me is just selfish as well, because I really wanted to see him pitch with the White Sox this season, and just see how he performs at the MLB level.

I guess spring training in ’15 will just now be that much more exciting … let start the countdown.

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Jose Abreu sat out of the game on Tuesday, as the Chicago Sun-Times wrote.

• Here is what the official White Sox site said of them not calling up Jared Mitchell.

• The Chicago Tribune has a video of Michael Taylor tailing about getting to play on the MLB roster.