Seldom is there anything good associated with the word demotion.
Maybe a demotion is your boss telling you, "you're just not good enough for this job." Try again next year, now off the to mailroom.
Maybe it's the girl you're dating demoting you to the "friend zone." No sex—but plenty of "Sex in the City" marathons are in your future.
The word demotion holds an equally depressing meaning in baseball.
Once a player makes it to the majors, there's really no circumstances where he wants to hear "Glad you liked the bright lights of Philadelphia, now welcome to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs."
There's plenty of guys so far this season in need of a demotion.
The following list contains six players who are very talent but not living up to their previous performance in their young careers.
While some of these players might simply be in extended slumps, and some are showing signs already of pulling out of them, the fact that they're being mentioned for a demotion means that they're their off to disappointed starts.
Granted, a couple of these guys are too important to their teams to be demoted this early in the season—despite their struggles—so I've included a "Demotion Meter" to measure the likelihood of their being sent down.