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The Oakland A’s Need an Upgrade at Third Base Immediately

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The Oakland A's need to shore up their third base position. With Eric Chavez continuous injury streak looking like it's never got to resolve itself, it's time for the A's to look into acquiring the replacement for Chavez.

That means a player who has power from the right side of the plate, will hit for a reasonable average so (more than .265 and provide stellar defense at the hot corner—in other words, a proven commodity. No more prospects Billy Beane—we already have enough of those.

So what do the A's do? Well, it is time for the A's to come calling on the Colorado Rockies again. This time trading for right-handed-hitting third basemen Garrett Atkins.

Yes, Atkins is slumping right fo...

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