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By The Numbers: An Alternative Infield

Is Cliff Pennington the answer in 2009?

With the injury struggles for Eric Chavez, the performance struggles of Bobby Crosby and Daric Barton and the impending free agency of Mark Ellis, the Oakland A's infield in 2009 has been a source of debate for many A's fans. Nathaniel Stoltz runs the numbers and gives his suggestions for how the A's could address their infield positions from within should they decide to go with a new infield.

By The Numbers—An Alternative Infield With the Rich Harden and Joe Blanton trades, the A's have continued to build for the future, a future which appears extremely bright. However, one primary area of concern going forward is the major league infield. Eric Chavez and Bobby Crosby have been on and off the DL in recent seasons, Daric Barton has disappointed at first base and Mark Ellis' contract...

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