He needs to come up right now and play left field every single day. Trade Pods, release Pods, I don't care. Heck, keep Pods and release Bloomquist, it's not like he's doing anything to help the team. I know the spork has a reputation as a ballplayer* but it just so happens he is batting .194, the very same average that earned Gordon a ticket to Omaha.
*Calling a guy a ballplayer is about the lamest compliment a manager can give. News flash, they are all ballplayers, that's why they're on the team. And yet people act like it's the highest praise a player can receive. I guess another unwritten rule in baseball is when you have nothing nice to say about a guy call him a ballplayer. This only works in baseball, I mean nobody is complimenting Nathan Byrne by saying "now that guy is a new media manager". You never hear "Nick Wright is a talk show host" meant as praise. Nick actually gets called a lot of things which I don't understand because he is a hundred times better than his vexatious competition. And I'm not just saying that because he once appeared here.
Gordon's last plate appearance for KC was on May 1st, here is what a couple guys blocking him have did since then:
Now I've never made secret that I'm a huge Callaspo fan but I never saw the wisdom in handing him third base over Gordon. Okay what's done is done, Gordon is now an outfielder and Moustakas is the long term answer at third. Well look at those numbers by Podsednik, pathetic and yet he bats leadoff nearly everyday.
It just doesn't make sense to keep him in Omaha anymore, the team is not going to win this year so they should stick their 26 year old outfielder in the lineup and bench any one of the guys who won't be on the team next year. It really is that simple.