I take it back, I don't think I'm ready to demote Kepler. But I am ready to cut Grossman, and see what Wade can do. Or Morrison, either one, or both. Neither is part of the future.
I agree on Morrison and Grossman.They should go first. I'm concerned d that keeping Kepler up now may retard his development because he is getting used by MLB pitching. He's .175/.267/.301 in the last 30 games so we're beyond the small sample size problem. He just isn't getting any better and I would still argue that he's regressing. There's nothing that's happening recently that suggest he's going to come out of this funk.
Let's cut to the real problem - replace any of these guys with who exactly?No one at AAA is doing that great except for Astudillo (replacement for Wilson?) and Ryan LaMarre who we've already seen. Promoting Gordon and/or Wade would have to be based on their AA showing.They both are having trouble at AAA.Granite looks over matched at AAA, and looked over matched with the Twins last year, so he's not a realistic option. Carter is 31 and not hitting and even Vargas isn't hitting in Rochester.
Bottom line, I think we should send Kepler down because I think it would be good for HIM to work on things in a lower pressure environment, not because there's someone waiting in the wings that deserves a shot. I say we lose Motter when Polanco comes back and I'm 50/50 on replacing Morrison and Grossman with some combination of Astudillo, LaMarre, Wade, Vargas or Gordon. Frankly, all the options are pretty pathetic.
Edited by LA VIkes Fan, 27 June 2018 - 11:58 AM.