I received a text earlier this morning, and it simply read, “Say it ain’t so, Joe.” My friend, Mark, was referring to the fact that the A’s projected CF, Coco Crisp will be starting the season on the DL.
It wasn’t much of a shock to me, since I had known that Crisp had dislocated his finger in a head-first slide during the A’s-Giants game. However, this is the sort of thing that the A’s must avoid if they want to play meaningful games in September.
Crisp, who signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the A’s this offseason, hit .432 with 2 HR and 8 RBIs this spring. And while those numbers are somewhat of an indication that his shoulder surgeries were a success, the A’s still invested way too much on an average hitter in Crisp.
Thankfully, however, the A’s should be okay without Crisp to start the season. They’ve got a lot of outfield depth, which should be able to carry the load for awhile until Crisp can return.
In other news, I just received the monthly total of visits! I’m happy to say that Swingin’ A’s attracted a little more than 1,200 visits for the month of March! And as a result, we managed to attract a little over 2,300 page views!
I’d just like to give a special thanks to the guys here at FanSided for making this an awesome experience so far. I came to FanSided after writing for Bleacher Report as an A’s Featured Columnist for a year or so. I’m thrilled about this month, since it’s the first month of the new baseball season! I hope to continue producing on a daily basis for all you A’s fans!
Thanks again for all of your support, it’s greatly appreciated!