Sure looks like Gio Gonzalez will be throwing (emphasis on “throw”) tomorrow tonight for the A’s. Whoop-de-du!!
Hey nothing against Gio. His numbers at Triple-A Sacramento have been decent, and he’s been on a nice run. But when the A’s acquired him, much of what was written about him ended in “might make a decent fifth starter.”
You know what, I’m tired of seeing those guys in Oakland. Sick of the Daric Bartons and Dan Johnsons and Jack Hannahans (no offense, Jack) on the hitting side who always seem to side toward “bust.” Tired of watching guys who might —- might —- be a fifth starter or decent setup guy at some point.
Unfortunately, that’s where the A’s are these days. Not a whole lot of guys at Sacramento that we can’t wait to see. Maybe Yung Chi Chen. Maybe Sean Doolittle. But neither of those guys are ready yet. Same with Chris Carter and Tommy Everidge, but Carter’s never been above Double-A and Everidge just got to Sac-town. Rushing guys ruins guys more often than not.
All of which means there’s going to be a lot of ugly nights at the Coliseum. This A’s team does nothing really well.