This is a little tongue in cheek, but I haven't written in a while, and what the hell, it's not like we have anything A's related to talk about.
When the Yankees signed the BIG THR$$, everyone was in an uproar. The Yankess just buy everything, never grow there own talent, blah, blah, blah. Now turn your attention to the A's and the 25, hell even the 40 man roster, and you will see the same thing, just a a sligtly less expensive manner. The potential signing of Cabrera, will leave the A's starting lineup,with 3Home Grown players, unless you count Giambi, that is semantical, he left and came back. The starting rotation has noone the A's have drafted, and Casilla is the last of the bullpen as well, well Braden too, if he makes it. We all know, the A's had a bad 5 or 6 year drafting window, where the higher picks never made the impact they might have wanted, but what is the difference between what the A's are doing, and what the Yankees do? The A's have 14 home grown players on the 40 man roster.