The most highly anticipated callup this year for the A's will be joining the team in Seattle: Daric Barton, the smooth-swinging first baseman.
A source close to Barton confirmed the callup to The Chronicle on Sunday evening. Earlier in the day, Barton smacked a three-run homer to give Triple-A Sacramento a comeback victory over Salt Lake City and send the River Cats on to the Pacific Coast League finals. Now, Sacramento will head to New Orleans for Tuesday's playoff opener without Barton.
I am VERY excited about seeing Barton up with the A's but why bring him up right now if the A's are out of it and the Rivercats are advancing to the next round of the playoffs??
(barton at spring training '07)