Woo Felix Woo! I love Felix Day. I wish it could happen every day.
I stuck up a post on Fangraphs this morning in which I compared Jeff Keppinger to Tony Gwynn. I expect someone to read it and think I have lost my mind, but Jeff Keppinger is a good player, and if it takes a bit of hyperbole in a comparative graph to make that point, so be it.
Reports are circling that the A’s are considering signing Frank Thomas to replace Mike Sweeney. While I’m still on the fence about whether to sign Thomas or not, this pushes the needle a little bit further towards the affirmative. We’ve been telling people all spring long that the A’s are better than everyone thinks, and adding Thomas to their line-up is probably a one win upgrade – that win might come at our expense, and I’m not sure the M’s should be sitting around watching their divisional competitors improve.
Speaking of divisional competitors, Jered Weaver got bombed for the Angels last night. I’ve taken some shots from some people over my stance on Weaver being a middle of the rotation guy and not anything close to a frontline pitcher, but I’m guessing they won’t be posting their Jered Weaver Update now that his ERA is up to 4.50, his strikeout rate continues to fall, and there are no results to build their results based analysis on. Pity.