[I]n Charleston, S.C., two years ago, when a heckler got Schuerholz so good he could do nothing but laugh.
“The guy said, ‘Don’t worry, Schuerholz. My Dad got me a job, too,'” he remembered.
He sucks. He does one thing well, control the strike zone. And while that’s valuable, it doesn’t make up for his career .231 batting average and total lack of power (one career homer) as a minor leaguer old for his leagues. He’s 25, he’s in AA, and he’s been moved off of shortstop because he was such a lousy fielder. He is making no progress, hitting .231/.333/.279 in AA, right on line with his career norms, and has already made six errors.
John Schuerholz is a far greater baseball executive than Hank Aaron was. But when Aaron was running the Braves’ farm system, he had the integrity to cut his son when he knew his son didn’t have it. It’s time for John Schuerholz to do the same. It’s not only best for the Braves, it’s time Jonathan moved on with his life.