Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Probably. But my larger point is unchanged. Last year was likely a career offensive year, and defense never gets better as a player ages; not wise to extend him when you didn't have to.
He's entering age prime.
He might never post the flash that he did last year, but I think he can replicate the baseline numbers behind the counting stats. He's already on pace to walk more this year than he did last year. That's a Good Thing™.
Moving him to a more appropriate position in the lineup (5th/6th) would also help.