I give quite a few cares, several in fact.
"when we are leading 7-2 in the 9th and Hafner hits a solo home run"
How many times has that happened this year? Hey, maybe you should take a look at these, they could help you out.
2012May 23 - Indians Win 4-2, Hafner 2 RBIsMay 22 - Indians Win 5-3, Hafner 2 RBIsMay 14 - Indians Win 5-4, Hafner 1 RBIApril 17 - Indians Win 9-8, Hafner 1 RBI
Every game counts, right?
I think he came back too early, because of the struggles of Santana.
Santana today with another 6 LOB.
"Now compare how many AB's they have. Believe me if he gets as many at bats as Kipnis, there will be no comparison. He's still hurting as we all watched him limp around the bases today and we lost a run because of it."
So Hafner has enough at bats for you to complain about, but not enough to compare his performance to other players?
He doesn't offer anything that we need. Funny people defend him by saying "But he puts up good at bats and draws walks". Walks are fine and all, but there is nobody behind him who drives in runs consistently besides Brantley. And Brantley isn't good enough for it because if Hafner's slow @ss is on 1st base after a walk and Brantley plugs the gap Hafner still can't score. Hafner needs to take some responsibility. He is the veteran in the middle of the lineup and is atrocious with RISP and can't drive in runs. He has to be a guy who can plate some runs because he is a massive liability on the basepaths.
He just steps up to the plate, puts up "A professional at bat", and rolls a 3 hopper into the shift.