Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Reddick or Barton? Who's gonna be sent down once Gentry comes back off the DL? Fuld stays. Moss needs to play Everyday.
While Barton sucks, that's kinda what we expected out of him EVERY season that he's been in an A's uniform. But Reddick's bat is just so disappointing.
Barton 100%. Reddick has at least a chance of turning it around. Barton is a scrub and taking at bats away from moss.
I've said that the A's are going to have to make a decision on Reddick if he keeps struggling, but if a move comes down to him or Barton then it's Barton who needs to go, and it ain't even close. Billy Beane fancies Barton as some defensive wizard, and at one point he might have been, but now I don't think he's anything special, and certainly nothing that warrants keeping his sub-.100 a** on this team.
Moss has been improving at 1B, I'd like to see him play every day and give a chance vs. lefties, but Melvin is wed to the idea of lefty/righty and the platoon at 1B. Get rid of Barton, play Moss at 1B, back him up with Callaspo and maybe even see if Fuld can play 1B...but bottom line is would like to see more ABs for Moss and Callaspo, and zero for Barton.