The A’s have been busy lately with minor moves; today they picked up stathead favorite Jack Cust. DH is the easiest position to fill, which is why Bill Bavasi’s Jose Vidro acquisition was so baffling. Why pay your DH anything if Cust is freely available?
Cust returns to the A’s; he played for their Triple A club in ’05. He’s a walk machine – he actually drew 143 of ’em last year. They call him a Quad-A player, but he’s never really gotten a shot. Why can’t he become Kevin Youkilis for the league minimum? Cust has absolutely destroyed the ball in the minors so far this year. He can definitely help the A’s at DH while they’re short-staffed.