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.
Herschel Mack Just call me 'Boog' Powell IV has just been promoted to The Show for the first time and is hoping to stick around for a couple dozen years or so.
Joe Snake Eyes Wieland has been a mid-K, super-low-BB, Groundball machine in the minors and has a ~90 mph FB. With his potential for masterful zone control, he's looking like the textbook Dipoto-type SP.
Gone, but not forgotten AAPs:
Something horrible happened to Franklin and Elias. Franklin was as sexy a blue-chipper as the M's have seen in a while, but it never materialized. Elias was a bulldog with lots of Moxy, but fell off. Miller, after looking like he'll never stick at SS or learn the OF, is forcing the Rays to play him somewhere because of his bat.