See previous post on Greg Bird:
Greg Bird: is he being sent to the minors in 2016 so the Yankees can limit his free agency and salary arbitration eligibility? Monday, November 23, 2015
The obvious example of this was 2015 RoY Kris Bryant starting 2015 in the minors. How about Joc Pederson of the Dodgers? Is it so inconceivable that the Steinbrenner Kids would do this to save money rather than play their best players?
If it's happening to Rob Refsnyder, does it mean that the Yankees consider Refsnyder a star or does it mean that teams, including the Yankees, will do it with any young players they consider potential starters who could be paid much more than the minimum?