Discussion

A's need to beef up their lineup

Originally Published: November 4, 2008
By Larry Stone | Special to ESPN.com

The A's were on the borderline of contention when they traded Rich Harden and Joe Blanton in July. But their 24-42 record after the All-Star break was predicated more on bad hitting than bad pitching. The A's finished last in the American League with a .242 team average and 646 runs.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

GM: Billy Beane Manager: Bob Geren '08 record: 75-86, 3rd AL West

'08 payroll: $47.9M, 28th MLB Runs scored: 646, 14th AL Runs allowed: 690, 3rd AL OPS: .686, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE MLB HEADLINES