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Athletics Nation Jan 13, 2017
Updating the Oakland A’s lineup with Trevor Plouffe

Updating the Oakland A’s lineup with Trevor Plouffe

The Oakland A’s are suddenly making moves at a rapid pace. After adding just one MLB player in the first two months of the offseason (Matt Joyce), they have now added three more in the last two weeks: OF Rajai Davis, 3B Trevor Plouffe, and RHP Santiago Casilla. We already talked about Rajai taking the leadoff spot, but let’s see how Plouffe fits into the lineup. Plouffe is likely to get the bulk of time at 3B, with Ryon Healy at DH and 1B (with Alonso).— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 11, 2017 That tells us a lot about the defensive positioning, which is half the story....
Athletics Nation Jan 5, 2017
Reasons to love the Rajai Davis signing

Reasons to love the Rajai Davis signing

As much as you can love a low-impact deal. Rajai Davis is not the missing piece of the puzzle. He’s not going to teach Khris Davis how to throw, Matt Joyce how to catch, or Jed Lowrie how to do anything. He himself is flawed, as is the A’s team he’s poised to join in 2017. But I love the Rajai Davis signing, as much as one can love a single year, $6 million signing of an aging, OBP challenged speedster, and I think you should too. Here's why. The cost is minimal None of the following would hold true if Davis wasn’t a bargain. Beyond being a bargain, Davis is essentially no risk....

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