Okay, so, watching the last two games, there’s one glaring question that comes out of this series – why on earth haven’t the A’s signed Barry Bonds yet?
Unlike the Mariners, they don’t have a fan base to offend. No one comes to their games anyway, so a decrease in attendance isn’t really a worry. They have hit six home runs all year (Mark Ellis is the only guy on the roster with more than one), and they’re slugging .339 as a team. If they’re willing to stick Jack Cust’s absurd defensive inabilities in the outfield to squeeze the last drops out of Mike Sweeney’s career, then it’s safe to say they have an opening for the DH position.
As we mentioned prior to the start of the season, the A’s aren’t a horrible team. They have some decent arms, they can play defense, and the bullpen is good. They just need to figure out how to score some runs if they’re going to do more than float through the year as a .500 ball club that wins 2-1 games a few times a week.
We know he’s not coming to Seattle (no, seriously, it has zero chance of happening – give it up), but I can’t really come up with a reason he’s not already hitting cleanup for the A’s yet. It makes too much sense.