Comparing the 2015 Athletics with 1989

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Shortstop to shortsop

Jul 23, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie (8) is greeted by third base coach Mike Gallego (2) after hitting a solo home run in the second inning against the Houston Astros at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Athletics started Walt Weiss at shortstop. In 84 games he posted a .233 BA with 3 HR. 1989 was not a banner year for Weiss so it’s not fair to compare his stats to our current shortstop. Also, we don’t have a current shortstop. This position is the biggest weakness for the Athletics going into 2015 and needs to be addressed by a big move. Whether that move be a qualifying offer to Lowrie or an “all in” move for a big league ready prospect, we’ll have to wait and see but a big move is coming.

So, short explanation long, there’s nothing to read here. Move on.