I'm with you guys. Keeping Gallardo over Bergman is purely roster dynamics.
I guess they follow that for a couple more rotations through to see how productive The King and Stone Bear are. After that, unless Gallardo has coincidentally turned it around, he'll be demoted to MR or AAA.
I don't like the move, but it does help the team their bets a lot better.
The M's 2016 first round pick and the 11th Overall is the system's top prospect and has several accolades to his name. Even though he is currently out of commission recovering from injury, he still has a whole bunch of potential.
This Rule 5-acquired first baseman just might be the M's best player at the position. I'm betting on it! He's never walked less than he's K'd and he just flashed some serious power in his first taste of AAA. He just needed a position and there happens to be one available in the Emerald City.
Gone, but not forgotten AAPs:
So long, fellas. I hope that all of you do well in your future endeavors. Perhaps you can tap into the potential seen in the M's system and have success elsewhere in the baseball world. Just... not against the M's, OK?