Originally Posted by shingo10
The timing of this is just terrible. The only thing that should matter right now is winning so why in the hell would this come out now? Just awful. This will be the story for the rest of the season and it will get magnified with every loss.
If they waited until the Sox miss the playoffs it would seem that the architect of Gio for Swisher-to-play-CF was being kicked upstairs because of his miserable performance. E.g., even with Dunn, Rios, and Peavy performing as projected, the team he built was a flop. Right now, at least for a few more days, they can pretend it was a reward for success.