I never really understood why he took so much flak anyway. He played well and was generating some buzz before his ankle injury.
it's b/c SF made him out to be an all-star HOF when we already had dunn/willingham out there last year. don't get me wrong moving dunn to 1B was the right move, but SF would continue to kill dunn while praise bernadina.
looking @ his minor league stats and his long funny swings in his brief time in the majors ... i really wasn't buying the hype that SF was issuing. but he's had spells this year where he looks like he could be an everyday player.