A’s Retain Power, Re-Sign Cust

Posted: 7th January 2010 by Joseph Lopez in MLB
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It looks like the Oakland Athletics will retain their main source of power from the past three seasons by bringing back Jack Cust for a one-year, incentive-laden deal. The deal is reportedly similar to the $2.8 million he made last season.  Cust was targeted by several teams this offseason, but decided to stick with the A's instead. In 2009, the A's slugger had a .240/.356/.417 season, blasted a team-leading 25 homers, and walked 93 times. Cust's ability to not only hit for power, but to draw a lot of walks, is what the A's like most about him. Cust collected 93 free bases last season, 111 in 2008, and 105 in 2007. His power isn't too bad either, as he hit 25 dingers in 2009, 33 in 2008, and 26 in 2007. But while Cust is known throughout the league for his power, he's also known as th ...

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