Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Bichette may fit in with Oakland

The Boston Herald writer also mentions that the A’s might be interested in Vinny Castilla. After those two acquisitions, expect Rickey Henderson’s and Jose Canseco’s triumphant returns.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 18, 2001 at 12:49 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags:

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Alan Shank Posted: April 20, 2001 at 02:35 AM (#67202)
Saints preserve us! Please, please, Billy, say it ain't so. Dante Bichette? On the A's? This man has a five-year road OBP of .310. He's the antithesis of the plate approached preached by Oakland throughout the organization. His career walk rate is about 5%. Anywhere but Coors he's a mediocre slugger who makes out almost 70% of the time. Same goes for Castilla.

OK, Saenz is not hitting right now. Neither are most of the other A's. After Saenz finally got a shot with the A's, in about a full season's worth of PAs, he's got .288 .374 .487 .861 stats, 30 doubles and 20 homers. Maybe he won't rebound, but I'm sure Billy Beane can find somebody who can hit as well or better than Bichette and/or Castilla for a hell of a lot less money than they're being paid.

Cheers,
   2. Alan Shank Posted: April 20, 2001 at 02:35 AM (#67988)
Saints preserve us! Please, please, Billy, say it ain't so. Dante Bichette? On the A's? This man has a five-year road OBP of .310. He's the antithesis of the plate approached preached by Oakland throughout the organization. His career walk rate is about 5%. Anywhere but Coors he's a mediocre slugger who makes out almost 70% of the time. Same goes for Castilla.

OK, Saenz is not hitting right now. Neither are most of the other A's. After Saenz finally got a shot with the A's, in about a full season's worth of PAs, he's got .288 .374 .487 .861 stats, 30 doubles and 20 homers. Maybe he won't rebound, but I'm sure Billy Beane can find somebody who can hit as well or better than Bichette and/or Castilla for a hell of a lot less money than they're being paid.

Cheers,

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 19 February 2018: Does Buster Posey Have a Post-playing Career in Politics?
(1837 - 7:16pm, Feb 24)
Last: Count

NewsblogOT - 2017-18 NBA thread (All-Star Weekend to End of Time edition)
(212 - 6:53pm, Feb 24)
Last: JC in DC

NewsblogOT: Winter Soccer Thread
(782 - 6:51pm, Feb 24)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

NewsblogKurkjian: The Most Unappreciated Baseball Trait? Strength.
(1 - 6:35pm, Feb 24)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

NewsblogClosest MLB Park by Drive Time
(26 - 6:24pm, Feb 24)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogJ.D. Martinez reportedly has deal with Red Sox
(75 - 6:10pm, Feb 24)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine

NewsblogInside Baseball MLB Notes | Hanley Ramirez Ready For Comeback
(42 - 6:08pm, Feb 24)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogArizona Diamondbacks analysis: Yasmany Tomas contract keeps hurting
(8 - 5:28pm, Feb 24)
Last: Walt Davis

Sox TherapyAn Overdue Look at the Roster
(37 - 2:59pm, Feb 24)
Last: Chip

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-23-2018
(29 - 2:31pm, Feb 24)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogInside Baseball | Picking Jake Arrieta's New Team
(11 - 12:44pm, Feb 24)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogMLB Should Embrace Rule That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In 9th Inning
(140 - 11:33am, Feb 24)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogInside Mickey Callaway’s steps toward modernizing the Mets | New York Post
(15 - 10:45pm, Feb 23)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogWhat if the Rays actually have a good plan?
(44 - 6:55pm, Feb 23)
Last: Itsdrainageeli

NewsblogRays trade Odorizzi to Twins, acquire Cron from Angels, DFA All-Star Dickerson
(70 - 4:52pm, Feb 23)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1114 seconds
46 querie(s) executed