A couple interesting tid-bits from Rosenthal, including him saying the A's improved their initial offer "at least once" but this week they finally said "enough" and pulled out of talks to pursue other players. He mentions Chad Qualls, and Hideki Okajima and also says they could pursue another hitter to share time with Kouz. Huh? A platoon?? And if so, who? What other 3B options are realistically available at this point? I just don't see the options being there. Thoughts?