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Welcome to the show Franklin Barreto 33

Gossett vs. Shields

Franklin Barreto making his MLB debut at second and batting 7th.

33 thoughts on “Welcome to the show Franklin Barreto

  1. aardvark Jun 24,2017 11:51 am

    Barrett is young and may not be ready yet, but this might be the beginning of the A’s starting to get good again.

  2. Soaker Soaker Jun 24,2017 12:27 pm

    This game is an excellent demonstration of why I’ve hoped and expected the second half of this season to be so much more interesting than the first half, regardless of won-loss record which probably won’t improve much.

    • andeux andeux Jun 24,2017 12:31 pm || Up

      Of Healy, Barretto, Chapman, Pinder, Olson, Brugman, some will end up not amounting to much, but when was the last time the A’s has so many young hitters with a chance of being decent?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 24,2017 1:42 pm || Up

        The 1986 A’s were very similar to this year’s team. They started the season with a lot of crappy veterans plus Jose Canseco, and as the season went on or by the following offseason the crap had been cleared out to make room for McGwire and Steinbach. There’s also some Rob Nelson and Bill Bathe mixed in among the 25-and-under talent.

        Few teams have been so chock-full of 25-and-under talent as the 1967 Kansas City A’s, and even there Webster, Donaldson and Gosger were players who hung around for a few years in the majors but mostly wound up filling expansion rosters a couple years later.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 24,2017 5:48 pm || Up

          Bruce Bochte Biotches! For some reason that sticks with me. Also Dusty Baker!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • MikeV MikeV Jun 24,2017 11:54 pm || Up

        Huddy/Mulder/Zito years?

        Giambi, Tejada, Chavez, Grieve, Hernandez, Adam “AAA Triple Crown” Piatt, Mark Bellhorn(!), etc

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 24,2017 12:42 pm

    Vince blew out some speakers on the Barreto HR call.

  4. andeux andeux Jun 24,2017 12:54 pm

    The A’s defense still leaves something to be desired.

    TINSTAAFK
  5. andeux andeux Jun 24,2017 2:08 pm

    Attempted makeup call for White Sox thwarted by replay.

    TINSTAAFK
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 24,2017 3:40 pm

    And I got to high five with brian.only, circle complete.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. MikeV MikeV Jun 25,2017 8:42 am
    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2017 9:31 am

    This Ostler column is extremely annoying.

    I’d tell you the rookies’ names, but that might make them popular, and you know what happens to popular A’s. They drive up to the players’ parking lot and the guy with the chipboard says, “Hmm. Sorry, your name’s not on my list, Mr. Vogt.”

    Ugh. I understand that the writers like Vogt a lot. I like him a lot too. But this is just stupid as hell.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 26,2017 11:36 am || Up
      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Jun 26,2017 11:41 am || Up

        Pat Burrell, Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff were among the veterans who brought an edge to the 2010 team.

        Greatest Giants ever!

        TINSTAAFK
    • MikeV MikeV Jun 26,2017 11:40 am || Up

      What the FK is a chipboard

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2017 3:00 pm || Up

        This is an excellent question.

        • AV AV Jun 26,2017 3:08 pm || Up

          solid, noncorrugated cardboard. it’s what makes a hardcover book cover hard.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • doctorK doctorK Jun 26,2017 2:46 pm || Up

      I doubt Ostler has written anything original for the last 15 years. He just dusts off the old column, changes a few names, and bingo!

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2017 2:40 pm

    Slusser:

    Among the clubs with multiple executives and scouts at Gray’s start Sunday: the Cubs, the Blue Jays, the Mariners and the Braves, while the Red Sox had one scout there. Some non-contenders looking ahead to next year have interest in Gray because he has two more years of team control.

    Some of the teams in attendance also are scouting infielder Jed Lowrie, who is all but assured to be dealt before the July 31 deadline; Boston, Lowrie’s first big-league team, is a club that is likely to have interest.

    • colin colin Jun 26,2017 3:06 pm || Up

      Boston needs a 3B. Can Lowrie still play that position?

      • dmoas Jun 26,2017 3:55 pm || Up

        Can he really play *any* position?

        • MikeV MikeV Jun 27,2017 8:21 am || Up

          No, literally the base.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 26,2017 8:33 pm || Up

        Jed is playing better than pedroia, but he will never play second there

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 27,2017 10:49 am || Up

          Yeah, I don’t know what the metrics say, but my sense is that Lowrie has been at least adequate, if not very range-y.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 11:30 am

    Cool

  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 11:35 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 12:57 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 1:01 pm || Up

      is it me, or is stat cast not really that interesting?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 1:21 pm || Up

        I’ve found it pretty boring so far. Maybe it will start being interesting once we have a few years of data.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 1:19 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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