With Mark Ellis set to come off the DL in less than a week, isn't giving the starting job to Jemile Weeks the rest of the way an easy decision? Should we be alarmed if the A's front office has yet to privately acknowledge this to one another?
We should if you ask me. (But that's only if you're asking me).
The antagonist will say there is no way we can trust a rookie with such a small sample size. Why not? It goes beyond his stellar numbers anyways (.344, 6 X-base, SB, 9 games). Jemile Weeks has a combination of pedigree, blazing speed, and baseball talents that practically makes Ellis' situation moot.
But while we're at it, Ellis won't be back next year, he was hitting .211 amidst numerous awful at bats, and ... who cares!
The toughest thing for A's is telling their respected veteran the role he has had for almost a decade should, and will have to, change. I admit it's not an easy thing or fun to do, but come on, the confidence one should have in the baseball side of this should make it easy enough.
If I see Ellis in the starting lineup on June 22 and Weeks on the bench or on his way to Sacramento, I will shoot myself. Anybody with me?