Mike Gonzalez has allowed at least one run in 6 of his 7 appearances this season, including two 2 run outings. Though he finished in quality form last season, it has to be a concern for the Orioles with Gonzalez' April performance so far. So what should the organization due?
Gonzalez has a large contract that owes him $6 million for the 2011 season. As with Garrett Atkins, it is hard to let go of a guy this early with so much money owed, but the question becomes: when does his roster spot go up in the air? When is it time to question his spot on the roster? Yes, he is only a relief pitcher compared to an every day starter like Atkins, but if Gonzalez can't find his stride like he claims he is doing (in his interview post game 4/28), there has to be a time that he climbs onto the hot seat.
How long can the O's wait on Gonzo to perform up to his abilities that he showed before coming to Baltimore?