A little bit. He and Jesus Montero…I keep hearing they look bored or frustrated in triple-A. And I think both guys have some argument that they should be in the big leagues at this point. Especially Jennings…He is going to get his 1,000th plate appearance in triple-A some point in the next week and a half. That is a lot of time for a top prospect to spend at a level that most prospects just skip over entirely. And he’s been healthy. The biggest issue with Jennings has been can he stay healthy. Now he’s been healthy. I’m sure he is sitting there looking up at Tampa Bay and thinking ‘I can help these guys if they give me a chance and I am wasting my time here in triple-A.’ They are only human, and I think getting frustrated at that is understandable. It is not ideal. But it is a possible explanation for why Jennings has been good at triple-A, but not great.
This jives a lot with what we wrote a couple of weeks ago about the possibility that the Rays will trade Jennings. The entire situation is starting to smell like the Rays are the ones that are souring on Jennings. And you have to wonder if Jennings has a future with this franchise.
It is also kind of amazing that a reporter hasn’t gotten to Jennings and given him an opportunity to air his frustrations. Jennings has exhibited a level of patience that not many prospects would show. Just ask Delmon Young and Elijah Dukes.