A_K wrote:I think you'd see them do something very much like what we saw in LF last year: revolving door or replacement players until someone somehow exceeds expectations. Avery, Hoes, Pearce, Jackson, Urrutia come to mind as guys who'd get opportunities before the end of the season.
As far as help outside the organization, I don't see much available that would inspire too much confidence. Would the A's consider moving Chris Young already?
Simply put: there is no replacing a Nick Markakis and what he brings to the table.
Old Sneakers wrote:I think he becomes a free agent after next season. With LJ Hoes being a pretty high average guy and solid defender. How irreplaceable do you really consider Markakis? Not trying to start controversy with that question. However, baseball is a business and most players get as much money as they can, teams try to get the most out of their dollar...
osforlife wrote: I would be fine with a .700 OPS, average defense, and 20 steals in left field next season.
I may be a member of a small club, but I honestly think that McLouth will have an .800 OPS against RH pitching. If we platoon him with players that have the same level of performance against LH pitching we'll be fine in LF.
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