Is Pedro the Buc's Most Irreplaceable Player? By that I mean the one player who if we lost for an extended period of time, we would have the hardest time replacing. McCutchen is our MVP, but if Pedro went down, who could step in and give us solid defense with 30+ HRS? Also who would the opposition pitch around because of fearing the longball?
While one of our IFs (Barmes, Harrison, Mercer) could provide decent defense and might hit for a better average (except Barmes), none of them would replace the power Pedro brings to the lineup. IMHO, Pedro is the one player we cannot afford to lose.