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It’s no secret Yuniesky Betancourt has turned about to be who fans thought he was, his uncharacteristically hot April notwithstanding. While no one expects much from Yuni at this point, a recent blog post by NBC Sports columnist Joe Posnanski really put Betancourt’s lack of productivity in perspective:
Betancourt is well under replacement level again -- 1.1 wins under replacement already. And he has a chance to do something. If the Brewers will just keep playing him every day, and he can maintain this pace, he will become the first player since Bill Bergen more than 100 years ago to score SIX CONSECUTIVE SEASONS of negative WAR.
Since Posnanski isn’t local, he seems astonished at how Yuni has been used so far this season, like playing him at first base, and batting him fifth or fourth in the lineup. (In fairness, Yuni went 2-for-5 his first time batting cleanup.) The Brewers have had a number of key injuries, and the middle of the...