Originally Posted by russ99
A bit irritated with this tack dismissing rightful concern with what we're seeing.
He has 711 AB over three seasons. It's not like he's a rookie with half as many ABs.
2010- 38 games, 104 AB's
2011- 29 games, 102 AB's
2012- 147 games, 505 AB's
He played in twice as many games last season as he did the previous two combined. So, as I said, he has one full season under his belt. Sorry if the truth irritates you.
As for the "proven pop" from Kubel, his stats last season are pretty much in line with Viciedo's, so how is he an upgrade?