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A's rating of Karros a bit too high

The A's have sound reasoning in their signing of Eric Karros, but they may be disappointed with him in the end.

Originally Published: February 6, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

It makes all the sense in the world, the A's signing Eric Karros for what counts as chump change in the fantasy world that is professional sports. After all, look what Karros and his new teammate Scott Hatteberg did last season, and over the last three seasons, against left-handed pitchers:

OPS vs LHP Hatteberg Karros 2003 713 986 2001-2003 687 904

First thing's first: the problem with Scott Hatteberg isn't that he can't hit left-handed pitching; the problem ...

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