Sure didn't love him when he first started playing 1st base - what a disaster he was for the pitchers.Let me get this straight: for an aging player, you would rather have bet on his 2019, which was thirty points ABOVE his lifetime BABIP than give credence to 2018 and 2019 which were twenty-five and forty points BELOW his career BABIP, respectively.
There's a wide difference between being "done as a run producer" and a willingness to overpay for whatever run-producing can be reasonably expected at his age. I get it, you love the guy, we all did. But immediate results don't triumph the wisdom of the decision.
But hats off to Carlos - made him self into a very good defensive player also. It will be a very respectable career for him when he decides to hang them up.