The A's are faced with just one 2010 option, Jason Giambi. It's a $6.5MM club option with a $1.25MM buyout. So the question will be whether Giambi, at age 39, is worth a net of $5.25MM in 2010. Through 96 plate appearances this year, Giambi is hitting .210/.333/.296. He's hitting grounders at the same rate as his miserable '04 season. The silver lining might be that Giambi had a rough April last year as well.
The A's really need Giambi, Orlando Cabrera, and Matt Holliday to start hitting. Talking to Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News, GM Billy Beane indicated the A's are unlikely to bring in reinforcements for their woeful offense.