The bottom of the shortstop barrel



The pros and cons of signing Orlando Cabrera have been debated thoroughly enough here, and it seems to me that the price is too high for TPTB to sign off on. It's still difficult to imagine that Crosby would remain with the club for much longer, seeing as they have already offered him for nothing in return. Yet, there seems to be no indication that the A's see Petit as even a short-term solution.

So, if the A's can't live with Cabrera, Crosby or Petit, what should they do?