Originally Posted by JohnTucker0814
Why would you want to replace Viciedo and not De Aza? I see no real future in De Aza, he's nothing more than a AAAA player. Viciedo has the potential to be an above average major leager. If he wasn't batting in front of Morel and Beckhams automatic outs, he'd probably get a few more pitches to hit. An aggressive hitter like Viciedo is only going to succeed if there is someone that can hit behind him.
To be fair, I don't think that we've seen enough out of De Aza yet to make that conclusion. I mean, for all we know, he could be one of the guys that has figured it out later in his career. It's also still early.
In conclusion: we'll just have to see how things develop. Assuming that De Aza can at least show that he can be a competent major leaguer, I was thinking that Rios might be the first to go if/when Mitchell makes it to the Show. I mean, I can't see many people here that would want Rios to resign anyway.