Time to Trim the Fat, Tyler Flowers Needs to Go

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Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox

Tyler Flowers is batting a measly .235 in 108 games for the White Sox this season. He has 40 RBI’s and nine home runs and a whopping 131 strike outs to go along with those numbers; yes, he is even beating out Adam Dunn for the team lead in strike outs and Tyler has had three multiple strike out games since Aug 16th. Tyler’s offense looks about as good as Gordon Beckham’s did when he was with the Sox, that is until Beckham was traded to the Angels. Tyler’s Offense is less than stellar and maybe it is time for the White Sox to cut their losses.

But who do the Sox go with if they were to cut or trade Flowers? It does not look like Miguel Gonzalez or Josh Phegley, both in Triple-A, are the answer.

So, what is the answer? Acquire Russell Martin? He could be a free agent after this season. A 9-year veteran of the league, Martin has a lifetime batting average of .258. Overall, I would like to see that at .280 or above, but .250 is a solid hard-working average for baseball.

With the off-season swiftly approaching the White Sox need to start looking for a solution to the catching situation, and pursuing Martin would be a good start.