I enjoy some good debate so I want to pose something that'll make a lot of people mad and call me an idiot, but I think we should put A-Rod on IR. My reasons?
1. Let him heal fully without potentially reaggrevating the same injury
2. We're not going to make the playoffs. Let's all accept that. Why finish 9-7, miss the playoffs, and get a 20th + draft pick when you can finish 6-10 and get a top 12-15 pick? We need to position ourselves to draft an impact player on defense because we have more holes than swiss cheese and we don't sign free agents so getting a draft pick that can be an impact right away is much more likely with a higher pick.
Perhaps the decision will be easier after this weekend when our defense makes Ponder look like Montana and AP like...well MVP AP and we lose yet again. An 0-5 November looks very realistic at this point.