In just his second season as a major league ballplayer, Gordon is obviously struggling at the plate as well as on defense. Gordan has put up a meager .234 average in his 57 games thus far in 2012. He has also committed 10 errors on the defensive end.
That doesn't seem to fit in what the Dodgers are trying to do.
Having signed Matt Kemp to a lucrative contract, as well as Andre Ethier, the Dodgers are a team that is in the middle of serous transition. We're not talking some minor-league level transition period. No, we are talking about Magic Johnson and Company spending some serious coin on the blue to turn the team into a contender for more than just the 2012 season.
Realists understand that Gordan is not a part of that future.