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impact bat: ManRam 2 A's

Look everyone the A's as much as people tip toe around it need an impact bat a guy who makes everyone else around him better. This year we finally had one only to lose him to the jays but we all saw the impact big frank had on the rest of the line up. Until Chavez actually steps up i just flat refuse to believe he is that impact player i think he is absolutly the upper eshalon (?) of complimentary players i mean he has huge potential but i think in his own mind he has a block on being "the guy". Look every batman  except Barry bonds has had a robbin, and when he did have guys like kent and aurillia they only had those #'s because of bonds, it's not like Ortiz and Ramirez,or Rolen and Pujols etc. Look its either batman or batman and robin not robin w/o batman robin isn't sh@#. So our defense is really pretty damn good so we can definatly afford to give in order to get. If the A's got manny its first of all an absolute Beane friendly hitter and it replaces the power right hand bat to compliment Robin (Chavez) I think manny has 2years left on his contract @ like 18mil. which A)is alot of $ but if Boston can cover say 5mil. a year of that it's 13mil. a year for the A's and if we paid frikin kendal 11 mil. a year we can pay an absolute slugger 13mil. especially w/ zito gone and frank and now maybe jaypay, but i would try and keep payton and loose kotsay. Look i absolutly love kotsay and also believe he is hands down the most underrated defensive player maybe in baseball but you don t know it till ya watch him everyday, but the fact of the matter is he's fragile and paytons bat is streakier yes but also better and he plays real goo D, Which is all we need. THis would i think hugely increase the A's offense also because in theory everyone should for the mostpart improve in 07' So we loose a little D gain some more offense which should then in turn help the pitchers out and look at this line up
1. Kendal....c
2.Swisher.....1b/dh/of
3.Manny....lf/dh
4.Chavy....3b
5.Bradly....rf
6.Payton ....cf
7.Crosby...ss
8.Dric Barton (rookie)1b/dh
9.Ellis......2b

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