The big deal may still be in the works, but the A's made a deal today in picking up Keith Ginter.
But what does that mean? Ginter hit 19 bombs last season and he brings a more patient approach than AN favorite Marco Scutaro. It reaffirms that people may talk about how OBP isn't as much of a focus as before, but Ginter had a .333 OBP last year compared to Scoot's .297. Ginter's OPS has also climbed steadily the past three seasons - from .744 to .779 to .812.
So, it sounds like Billy has made a deal to upgrade the offense from the second base position while not sacrificing defensively.