Chris Duncan is supposed to add pop to the Cardinals lineup. We're supposed to accept his weaknesses in fielding because of the offensive punch he will provide.
This season: Duncan - AB 123; BB 21; SO 31; AVG .252; OBP .359; SLG .390; OPS .749; RBI 14
Meanwhile, everyone derides Izturis for his lack of offensive punch:
Izturis - AB 132; BB 17; SO 6; AVG .265; OBP .362; SLG .326; OPS .688; RBI 8
How much longer do we have to wait for Duncan to start producing more than a SS who is known for being weak offensively? He certainly isn't deserving of the #2 spot in the order with that kind of crap for offensive production.
Duncan sucked to finish last season, he sucked in spring training and he has sucked this entire season so far. In 2006 he played well for 90 games. But since then he has played in 173 games and overall has been pretty bad as far as outfielders go...and has gotten progressively worse as he has played more and more. He had his 15 minutes back in 2006. He's done. Everyone knows it. The sooner he is traded/sent down/etc...the better.