Ok...can't help it - have to say it:
The man's had ONE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE GAMES in his career (all with this team by the way) and your nagin' about 162 games while he sports a .291 batting average. He already had proved himself many many times over Mr. Johnny-Come-Lately. Ok...got it out of my system.
It actually feels good to hear someone finally say it. He is a good player, just having a bad year. Age and injury just hasn't helped him either.