Friday May 14, 2010
Its official. Matt Stairs is worthless. Time for him to retire.
Actually its probably a couple of years past time for him to retire, but he is not contributing anything to the success of this Padres team right now.
Stairs is hitting .167 after tonight's game and his OPS is under .500. The "close-your-eyes-and-swing-as-hard-as-you-can" routine is just not working anymore.
The Padres have a guy in Chris Denorfia that was once very highly regarded before succumbing to years of injuries, that is doing very well in AAA. .321/..382/.527/.909 with 15 xbh and 7 sb. I would really like to see him get a shot at playing OF in a Padres uniform. He reminds me alot of Jody Gerut who also spent many years injured then did very well in a Padres uniform.
So Jed, cut Stairs, send Blanks to AAA to find his confidence again and bring up Denorfia and Baxter or Cooper. Denorfia becomes the 4th OF and Baxter/Cooper becomes the bat off the bench and backup at 1B.
They certainly can't do any worse than the .167 Stairs is contributing.