|Hi! I'm on the Athletics!|
|About the most rational picture I could find of Mr. Gomes|
|The charmingly manic Billy Beane|
If the Beane extension, Cespedes and Ramirez haven't twisted your face in to a perplexed visage representative of confusion and anger, then maybe the acquisition of the completely average Seth Smith will. Granted this occurred before the signings of Manny Ramirez and Yoenis Cespedes, but its baffling nonetheless. The A's responded to their need of a corner infielder by trading two promising young pitchers (Josh Outman and Guillermo Moscosco) for Seth Smith. I have no goddamn clue how this makes sense. Seth Smith is a fairly decent against right handers, awful against southpaws and has modest power that is going to look like a whimper after you trade in the thin air of Colorado for the cavernous Coliseum. I feel so bad for this dude.
|Coco Crisp is back, for some reason...|