Usually when I've updated the Organizational Depth Chart, it's just a bunch of meaningless moves around the affiliates (well meaningless to us, at least; I'm sure those guys are very interested). But seeing the names go up and down, apparently I've also learned who a few of the lower guys are. It was that subconscious memory that made me stop a bit when I saw the following:
06/19/2009 Assigned New Orleans Zephyrs Matt Craig 3B Matt Craig assigned to New Orleans Zephyrs from GCL Marlins.
This move could very well be the final step in Gaby Sanchez getting his call-up, replacing Bonifacio at third.
A week ago, JCR reported that Gaby was being played exclusively at third for New Orleans, and speculated that meant he was being prepped to take over the hot corner. That's all well and good, but what does it have to do with Matt Craig? Well I'll tell you if you stop being so pushy.
Anyway, I recognized Craig's name as a former starter, which would require updating the ODC lineup. I had only recently decided to reflect the change of Gaby being the starter at 3B, so I wasn't sure what to do with Craig, who had previously been the starter there. That's when I checked the logs. Craig was sent to the Gulf Coast League on June 6. Gaby was sent to New Orleans on... say it with me now... June 6. It could be a coincidence, that Craig needed some rehabbing at the same exact time Gaby was sent down. Or it could be that Craig was sent down because Gaby was taking his spot - which he ended up doing.
And so it could now be a coincidence, that Craig is back at the same time Gaby had gotten used to 3B and Bonifacio was terrible (oh wait, that's all the time). Or it could be that Craig is back to regain his spot, which is about to be vacated because Gaby is about to get the call.
We shall see. But if it happens, I want an Ichthy point.