Originally Posted by CWSpalehoseCWS
If Flowers is the starter, I think you almost have to bring in a veteran backup, someone like Shoppach. I don't trust Gimenez to be that guy.
This may be a little too much of a video game type move, but what about dealing Beckham, Floyd and + for a new younger mid-order starting catcher (akin to the deals that landed Santana in Cleveland and Montero in Seattle) then have Flowers back up, sign Keppinger for 2B and Polanco for 3B.
That way we get two good contact bats and a young emerging run producer to balance the lineup.
And yes, I'm not averse to selling high on either Beckham or Viciedo at this point as long as we get back a guy who will impact the roster for a number of years.