According to ESPN's "Rumor Central," the A's are interested in Darin Erstad. The A's. Led by stat-lovin', computer-totin', non-old-school grit unappreciator Billy Beane. This doesn't make any sense. See the following:
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Jan 9 - The A's remain interested in free agent Darin Erstad as an outfielder and first baseman, the Oakland Tribune reports. If the A's signed Erstad, it would not necessarily prevent them from pursuing a young outfielder via a trade.
It would, however, possibly cause the world to implode if the A's, baseball's best team at objective talent evaluation were to sign a guy who everyone loves because he's gritty, he hustles and he played football* at Nebraska.
*As a punter Seriously, he was a punter, but don't tell McCarver, because he loves that guy..