Time to throw one out to the readers today. The return of Travis Buck on Tuesday and Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Denorfia last night has created an outfield that resembles a flock of sheep. No way they’re all going to get a look over the final 10 days. So the question for you today is this:
Who’s a keeper?
In fact, we could spread that around to the rest of the roster as well. As they A’s go forward in their rebuilding projects, which parts of the puzzle do you feel have been identified?
I’ll say this. I think Ryan Sweeney potentially could be a stud, but I thought the same thing about Buck last season. I’m impressed with Aaron Cunningham, but who wasn’t impressed with Daric Barton last September? Kurt Suzuki? Probably the most improved guy on the team, but can he keep it up playing 145 games a year? Greg Smith and Dana Eveland? Might be decent back-end-of-the-rotation guys (and Smith may prove to be more). Dallas Braden? Can’t say I’d be that confident making him a staple.
Anyway, going forward, who should be a part of this team’s future, and who shouldn’t?