Matt P wrote:I can see wanting to keep Pearce on the roster as he is very good against lefties and has no options left. But, there is no reason to hang onto Flaherty and his sub .500 OPS or Kevin Gregg over one of the two outfielders on the team. Who cares if Flaherty has to go back to the Cubs, he never did anything impressive in the minors and has done nothing impressive this season. Gregg is a sunk cost that makes no sense still being on the roster.
I don't think anyone understands, really.
It doesn't make sense to see Duquette trade for Thome and then demote Avery. I think Avery gives the team a better chance to win than Pearce does. If the goal is wins then Avery should be playing here. If not, the minors is where he should be.
If Duquette's real goal is to win then keeping someone like Flaherty on the roster simply does not make sense at this point. He's clearly someone that, despite his versatility, is clearly not contributing positively to this team right now.