Oakland A’s News And Notes

Posted: 3rd April 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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The Oakland A’s are doing some last minute tinkering before Opening Day. Let’s look at what is going on.   A’s say goodbye to Jack Cust Cust re-signed with the A’s in January for $2.65 million and less than three months later, he is unemployed again. The A’s designated Cust for assignment yesterday. Cust is your classic “Moneyball” player. That means a guy who can’t play defense, hits a ton of home runs, walks a lot, and strikes out a ton. Over the last three years, Cust has 82 home runs, 309 walks, and 543 strikeouts. But the A’s are moving away from those type of players and wanted to keep Jake Fox and Travis Buck on the roster, so Cust had to go. With Cust’s limited defensive ability, I am not sure how much interest Cust ...

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