He's on pace for career Hi's (if he played in his high of 156 games, which of course he can't) in H, HR, RBI, TB, BB, SB, OBP, and close in OPS, SLG, D and R.
He's 33 and for whatever reason (desperation?) seems to have found the motivation and magic formula to play at his peak. In Oakland of all places. I think the key is whether he can hold down 3rd. He's played about 100 innings without an error so he's probably not going to give many games away. I'm not sure on his range or arm, maybe someone else can give me a scouting report on him playing 3rd looking forward a few years.
What's he worth? What could we sign him for? going off his prior numbers the last few years and the fact he was in minor league ball at the start of this year I would think we may be able to sign him to a two year deal at around 7 million total. Cheap enough. Not a big gamble if It does not work out considering our low, low payroll. Under-payed considerably if he stays hot. Mark Ellis @ 5.5 million a year is probably his ceiling if he stayed at second. If he sticks at 3rd and keeps up the miracle of career year/s he could command more.
We would be buying high but at that price, if he is consistent at 3rd I think it would be worth it. Now if he will not sign for that amount by the trade deadline, or If the A's do not think he is in there plans he should be traded now why he has max value. Of course that goes for 6-7 players on the team right now. Get anything you can for them if they are not going to be playing in Oakland next year.