Originally Posted by SCCWS
Kind of lost in a lot of trade talk is Alexei and Gordon:
Alexei is up to .291. That is a very good average for a SS. Maybe somebody is tempted in the next 2 weeks to take him.
Gordon is still hitting in the .330 range. His number of AB have risen to over 160 so maybe he has found his stroke. I know the power is way down but a .300 gold glove second baseman is the start of a rebuild.
Is he that though? Paying him is not without it's risks. 2B is a position we've got a little depth in the minors (albiet far away). I wouldn't bring Gordon back unless you can't get something for him. And even then, only short term. Given he'd fit well as an elite backup infielder on a contender, I'm not sure there won't be long term dollars for him at significant money.