Originally Posted by wassagstdu
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.
I guess...as long as they close this thing out and get the 12 last wins/tiger losses they need then it becomes a non-issue going into the playoffs. But until then I'm worried that it might be a bad time for this to come out for a team who's had relatively no controversies all year.
On a sidenote there was a poster before the season began who said someone up high in the organization had told him this very thing was going to happen. Kudos to him (whoever you are) and your good information.