It has been my observation that BB never lies to the press. If someone remembers an instance please correct me. Having said that, it appears obvious that the A's won't resign Payton. BB was quoted yesterday that Swisher is back in left, DJ is at 1st, that the front office are big fans of DJ etc.
He then went on to say the A's will find another outfielder which they did today by drafting Goleski.
If Swisher is in left, Kotsay in CF and Bradley in right, there is no place for Payton. I am fine with that, but I do wonder who will play center when Kotsay is out with a back problem as he always is during some time during the season. Travis Buck, where are you?