Originally Posted by kittle42
It's because it's a bad idea. And we really won't see anything - De Aza will probably get a September callup to serve as a 5th OF; maybe not.
If the Sox had any desire to upgrade from Pierre, and I do not believe they do at all, it won't be with someone in AAA.
I'm curious, how much have you seen De Aza play?
I was very impressed when I saw him play almost every Spring Training game. I understand that it's only Spring Training, and that his last couple of years of very good production were at AAA. However, he can do a lot of things, and has always been regarded very highly as a potentially good prototypical lead off hitter.
Yes, I would be happy if the Sox could move Pierre, and give De Aza a shot. Pierre's production in almost 400 at bats in the A.L. this season has been very "under whelming". I can't imagine De Aza would do any worse.
Dumping Pierre's salary, and getting back something useful would be just fine with me.
But, I can see that you guys think Pierre is the answer. O.K.