Originally Posted by TaylorStSox
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.
Flowers is a career .207/.308/.393 hitter.
With a team that struggles with attracting customers, you want to break up a veteran core that has won some 80-odd games, and tell your customers the product will be **** for several years? What is the obsession with shedding payroll? Why the **** is that important? I want wins. And so do most fans.