Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times reports that the A’s will look to add power to the lineup this off-season.
Though Beane is pleased with the [speed] the A’s have shown, he doesn’t think it holds the key to long-range prosperity…"There’s no question that moving forward, short-term and long-term, we have to get some power," he said. "Obviously you’d like to have young power, but in the short term we have to look at something for next season, too."
Stiglich says the A’s will look for an impact bat in the free agent market noting that Beane added that he is reluctant to trade prospects from the system for a power hitter.
Second base (Mark Ellis) and DH (Frank Thomas) are Oakland’s only positions with a pending free agent. However, the A’s could probably find upgrades at several other spots. Knowing how Beane values draft picks, he is unlikely to go after any Type A free agents.
So let’s hear it in the comments. Who are some free agents the A’s could pursue this off-season?