Major League Baseball may be in the midst of a roster freeze, but once those restrictions end, there are a few free agents the Oakland Athletics should consider.
As it currently stands, the Oakland Athletics roster is in solid shape. The lineup is anchored by the likes of Matt Olson, Matt Chapman, Khris Davis, and Marcus Semien, providing formidable power. The rotation has been bolstered by a pair of prospects, A.J. Puk and Jesus Luzardo, joining a solid trio. While there may be question marks about the bullpen, there is plenty of potential as well, especially if Liam Hendriks can replicate his impressive 2019 campaign.
However, there are questions surrounding the A’s as well. As is the case with many smaller market teams, there is questionable depth at a number of key positions. At catcher, the top three players on the depth chart are all rookies, a risky proposition at best. The pitching staff, while it has a great deal of potential, also has had issues with injuries.
Fortunately, there are still quite a few solid free agents out there to choose from. With the likelihood that rosters will be expanded beyond the original 26th player, there is an opportunity to make sure that there is plenty of depth on the major league side. Even if players sign minor league contracts, there is still plenty of opportunity to return to the majors.
Let’s take a look at three free agents that could make sense for the Oakland Athletics once the roster freeze comes to an end.