Playoffs will start soon. I wouldn't mind promoting BudPalmer
as a bench bat vs. lefties or TonyMiyakazi
as a pure pinch-runner.
Miyakazi is expendable so I wouldn't mind losing an arb year, if I do. But I wouldn't mind keeping control of Palmer in that regard.
So, assuming I call up Palmer for the last game or two and then the playoffs, how does that count against his arb year? If I have him up for 15 games, for example, this year, do I have to leave him down for 35 games (or days) rather than 20, next year, to save the arb season down the line.
I probably should just do it, regardless, because he a pure platoon-type player...but humor me. If a guy is up for 15 playoff games, how does that count against his ML years and arb?