Originally Posted by Tragg
But he wasn't on the margins. He was signed as our 9th position player. The bench matters...a lot. It's not him I'm yakking about - it's Sox management for signing him. There's simply no reason to sign a 35 year old who cannot hit and never has been able to hit...fringe or not (and he was not fringe). Heck the prior time the Sox signed him, he began the year as lead-off hitter, and only lost that, not because of his 150 average, but because he got hurt.
The Sox obviously love the guy. Send him to one of the minor league affiliates and get him started on a coaching career.
He has 64 at-bats this year. He's inconsequential. And he's still been a better player than Francoeur this year.
When you're going through a bad season, the bums from other teams are better than the bums you've already got, I guess.