You turned your attention to Corey Hart. Friday, he too hit a wall, and hasn't played since.You brought up Eugenio Velez. So what happened? We all know what happened.
Everyone says we need a bat. Preferably a left-handed power hitter, a guy who can play right, left or first. You've been trying to get one. They keep dropping like flies.
Someone's trying to tell you something.
And here's what that Someone is trying to tell you.
Stop it. You don't need to make a trade. Our minor league system is pretty bare; you don't need to further deplete it. As it happens, you have, currently under contract and on the 40 man, the answer to your problems. He's a left handed hitter with pop, can play right (not well), left and first. And he's completely tearing up AAA, not for the first time.
His name is John Bowker.
When Panda's finished with his business back home, you can send Rohlinger back down. We won't, at that point, need an infielder. Then bring up Bowker.
This is not, remember, from me, or from the McCoven generally.
This is a message from a much higher power than any of us.
Bring up John Bowker and tell Bruce Bochy that he needs to play, 4 starts a week minimum.
You won't be sorry.