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We’ve said it before: The infatuation with Eduardo Nunez by fans, NY media, and Yankee front office personnel is one of the most bizarre things we’ve seen in our site’s history (Francisco Cervelli might make his way up there too).

On Sunday, the NY Post’s Joel Sherman was the latest to serenade the Knoblauchian infielder.

I continue to believe if he played more regularly that his defense — though never rising to above average — would be less erratic and troubling. Regardless, the Yankees need to find a way to deploy his fast bat and legs to provide much-needed energy…

Yes, he can swipe bags. But why such blind enthusiasm over his bat, Joel? He had a career .679 OPS in the minors, including a .554 OPS in 44 games last year. He has an 88 OPS+ (12% below average) in his major league career, highlighted by his awful .318 OBP which severely limits his ability to steal bases.

And he CANNOT field.

So, he’s a well below-average hitter. He makes tons of errors. And yet, everyone demands his inclusion on the team.

Mind-boggling.