A brief return to the Clement decision
I don’t buy that Clement deserved to be sent down because he wasn’t producing and you never know with these rookies, they’re so unreliable, it’s sink or swim or whatever blah blah blah.
Clement hit .167/.286/.250 in his time here. How did those reliable veterans you can count on do? Check a couple out:
Turbo hit .167/.167/.167 with his back spasm-y self
Betancourt hit .190/.190/.259
Sexson hit .161/.188/355
Beltre hit .156/.217/.250
Bloomquist hit .125/.300/.125
Cairo hit .222/.300/.259
Once again proving that over any arbitrarily selected time period, veterans are no more reliable production sources than your rookies.
There was no reason to send Clement back down. He was a good bet to hit better than the alternatives over that span of time, and he’s a good bet to hit better than them for any stretch after that.
Also, Cairo has no business being on this roster, and we’re reminded of that with every move.