Originally Posted by DirtySox
I don't know if Flowers is the answer. He certainly hasn't shown he should be replacing anyone just yet. Resigning AJ right now though seems like a terrible idea, especially to a 3 year deal. I wouldn't be too upset at a 1 year deal. He's showing all the signs of a decline right now, and why is that deserved of a multi-year contract? I'd much rather let him walk and explore what else is out there.
Yes...3 is a stretch...I'd be OK with 2, with the idea that he is helping bring his replacement along in year 2...as part of the overall transition.