hate to agree, but i believe you are right. Guy just fills in that middle of the lineup for us. Allows people to be moved where they should be and such.
Wow I didn't realise Hafner is so important to the line up. Antoinetti better get on the stick right now and get that extension drawn up I would think 6 years at 20 million should do just fine. Oh yeah then they could build a statue of him instead of Thome since Hafner is definately the best Player to have ever played for the Indians because of CALMING influence on the other hitters. That is much better than actualy hitting. Yeah buddy every team wishes they had a guy making 13 million dollars hitting.200 with 5 HR'S having that exceptional CALMING influence on the other hitters. What are the sabermetrics on that stat??? You could calulate that and become publiahed on Saber world.
Just having some fun. Get hafner and Santana out of here ASAP. bLOW IT ALL UP AND START OVER with baseball men running the FO. Then the fans will show up. NOW IF aNTOINETTI AND sHAPIRO ARE STILL HERE you must just keep loping along. THESE GUYS CAN;T BE TRUSTED to do it right They have poor eval skills.