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Guys I'd like to see the A's get

Just as there are many star players who deserve thier staus in baseball, there are many who are not as highly rated by most of baseball, who would be a bargain to get for pretty much noone. I have a list of (as far as I know) easily obtainable players who are the kind of guys the A's like (again, as far as I know) Here they are
Gregg Zaun C Toronto- Zaun is the kind of guy who no one thinks is particuraly good, but if you look at some of his stats they are flat-out amazing. Last year Zaun hit .251 with a .355 OBP. He walked 73 times compared to 70 strikeouts. But its his lesser known stats that are evn better 4.25 Pitches seen per plate appearance, took 59.7% of his pitches,when he did swing he only missed 12.4% of his swings, and he only swung at the first pitch 20.3% of the time.
Problems- He's 34, stathead JP Riccardi is Toronto's GM, and Jason Kendall had comparable stats. However, I still think that if hes easily obtainable hes worth the bench spot.
Oscar Robles IF Dodgers- Another guy I really like. He's a good hitter (.272 Ba, .332 ObP). But, its his plate discipline that earns him a spot on this list. takes a staggering 65% of pitches (comparable to Bobby Abreu) swings at the first pitch a miniscuile 7% of the time, only missed 6% of swings, and saw 4.02 pitches per plate appearance. The dodgers have too many infielders, and Robles should be easily obtainable (as far as I know)
Problems-we have quite a few IF, and if Beane got antonio perez instead of robles, then I dunno.
Noah Hall OF Baltimore- Last year at High A Winston Salem he hit .332, 86 walks to 76 K's,26 Homers, a .459 OBP, a .633 Slugging for an unbelievable 1.092 OPS. For his efforts, the White Sox realeased the 28 year old, where he was signed by Baltimore. I know these are high A stats, but theyre pretty hard to ignore.

More to follow. Enjoy.

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