Am I just really tired and out of it or does espn have an article up titled "A's claim OF Davis off waivers, designate Saarloos for assignment"???
I guess I'm not surprised we demoted Saarloos because we have good ol' Lenny D (ps: lenny d haters can go to hell... dude is my hero for outpitching the bosox's 100 million dollar pitcher June 5th last year). But obviously with all the reports about Big Hurt one would have figured we would be replacing Saarloos with Hurt, not Rajai Davis. Rajai is a nice player but is very anti-moneyball... pure speed and no slugging... although he does have a decent obp. I am extremely shocked we claimed Rajai.
pps: BB: dump rajai asap and sign Hurt!
ppps: Hurt detractors: you can't use Mike Sweeney's first home run of the season today as an excuse for not needing to sign a better power hitting DH. One homer doesn't mean Sweeney all of a sudden developed .540 slg% pop (Hurt, 2006), or even .480 slg% pop (Hurt, 2007) for that matter. We need Hurt asap.
pppps: "Meanwhile, Oakland right-hander Rich Harden threw off the mound for the first time since going on the disabled list April 3 with a strained throwing shoulder. He is slated to pitch in a simulated game Saturday in Seattle as his next step."... what is the over/under on whether harden hurts himself saturday and doesn't resume throwing for 3 months???