Look I understand that the A's depth chart in the outfield right now is not very good. I mean before the A's traded Ryan Sweeney, they had him making like Bugs Bunny in the outfield, being the lead candidate for all three positions.
But according to Jeff Fletcher, the A's are gauging their ability to sign Cody Ross. I'm not really loving the idea especially since Fletcher says that Ross was looking for a three-year deal and I'm not really in love with watching Ross play for the green and gold until the mythical opening of a new stadium in San Jose in 2015. Plus everyone hates Ross. I mean there's a Facebook page dedicated to hating him. Or maybe the A's should sign him? Maybe we should become baseball's version of the Raiders. Just go out there and start getting guys that everyone hates. AJ. Pierzynski, anyone? Anyone else we should pursue?
Still I'd rather see more of the unknown commodities playing, even if they are much more likely to fall flat on their face. Cowgill, Reddick and Taylor would be much more interesting to watch than throwing Ross out there daily. Plus, like I've said before, I'd personally rather go for the best draft pick possible even if it means fully tanking a season. To me, the A's have done too much band aiding over the last few seasons. And no, Ross isn't going to turn the A's into competitors and might not even make them any better. But I'm just not interested in watching players like Ross any more.
Maybe you feel differently but I'm just kind of done with that. It's time to let the unproven younger kids sink or swim and see what you've got and take the super high draft pick. Will it hurt? Oh yeah, but let's face it, we all know what we're in for in 2012. Let's take our medicine now in hopes of something greater.