It is time to see what we can get in the way of a trade for Brendan Ryan. He is out of options so in order to not play him we need to ship him off or he sits on our bench. Yes, he is hard worker. Yes, he is a very good defensive player…. BUT, he can’t hit. He is not in a slump, he is having a bad year. We are just short of the halfway part of the season and he struggles to stay above the Mendoza line.
We need to work on finding someone with some “pop” to replace him. I don’t believe Lopez is the guy, nor Miles, nor Tyler Greene nor Schumaker…. WAIT, that brings up another point. we have FAR too many middle infielders on our roster. If they were good enough, you could cut about 2 more off there and find some sticks that can get us some runs.
Trade him and do NOT overvalue him like many are doing.