Earlier today, I had the chance to talk some Oakland A’s HotStove with Tom Reese and Paul Rubillo from HotStove.com. Topics included Michael Taylor and Chris Carter’s progress, Jack Cust, Eric Chavez and the 2010 AL West. Included in today’s post are my phone interview, and some bonus information about the A’s. Enjoy!
Click this link to see my interview with the guys over on HotStove—A’s Chat With Joseph Lopez of Swingin’ A’s
A’s Eric Chavez homered twice in the A’s game against the White Sox on Wednesday. That certainly is good news for all A’s fans, as Eric Chavez tries yet again to come back from an injury plagued season. Chavez is currently hitting .500 in Spring Training with two homers.
A’s Ben Sheets, who is also coming off an injury plagued 2009, didn’t look too sharp in his second start of the season. He allowed five runs in less than 3 innings of work. Despite underperforming, Sheets is particularly happy with the way he’s been feeling as of late. His elbow and arm in general feels just fine. That is also good news for the A’s. If Sheets can bounce back this year, the A’s will feature a very solid starting rotation that should also include the likes of Justin Duchscherer, Dallas Braden, Brett Anderson and Trevor Cahill.
Coco Crisp is currently listed as day to day, and is dealing with sore hamstring. Crisp, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the A’s, is expected to be the starting CF. Also under the medical watch is SP Justin Duchscherer, who is expected to start throwing off a mound in the coming days, reports the SF Chronicle.
The A’s defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-4, thanks to Gabe Gross’s tw0-run triple and Michael Taylor’s three run jack.
I know there’s not a lot in this post, but I’m currently in the works of a Starting Rotation piece that is looking really nice. Hopefully that’ll be up by tomorrow sometime.
PS: Thanks again to Tom and Paul! I had a lot of fun, and I really appreciate the work you guys are doing! Keep it up!