Originally Posted by DSpivack
What makes you think he is capable of that?
And an unproven rookie in place of Rios? And you think their performance can almost match his?
AJ doesn't have a great OBP. Flowers has a good eye and good power. I think he can make up for the lack of contact with patience. The improvement defensively and in pitch calling will also help. Honestly, I don't want AJ calling pitches to a young staff on a rebuilding team. He's a hot head. I don't want him showing up young pitchers.
Bringing Thompson up would definitely be rushing him and a drop off from Rios, but I prefer to shed payroll.
Obviously, I'm talking about rebuilding. I don't see this team competing with returning the aging players and adding a couple FA's.