daullaz wrote:JS is smarter than this. Methinks we don't know the whole story on this one.
He is one of the best GMs but he does make some bad moves. He is not perfect and I think if Giles is healthy, then letting him walk away was not very smart. Who leads off for them? Who will play 2B? Capable leadoff hitters and 2B of his age don't exactly grow on trees.
What I'm saying is that this move looks to me like it was brought on due to some behind-the-scenes events that we don't know about. I don't know that we'll ever know what really happened, but this wasn't just a result of one bad year and health concerns. Otherwise we would have gotten rid of Horatio--
Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Well, look on the bright side. This should free up playing time for Wilson Bete--
Oh, wait. Forget that.
Seriously, though, this isn't just performance related.