So I'm just gon' say it:
What the fuck does Mat Gamel have to do to convince Melvin and Macha he should be the everyday third baseman?
When he's gotten a couple days' run, he's been solid-to-really-good. The defense hasn't been a major issue. He's another power bat, he's a lefty, and he hits lefties. He's struck out too much, for sure, but so did Braun and Fielder when they first came up.
Point is: he's good. He's getting better. He should be on the big-league team.