If You're Hardcore: Ripple effect of Big Hurt's move to Oakland

Updated: May 5, 2008, 5:28 PM ET
By Will Harris | Special to

The Big Hurt giveth and he taketh away. The Jays' unceremonious dumping of Frank Thomas opened at-bats in Toronto, but the future Hall of Famer's arrival in Oakland has caused a playing time shortage. It's now just over a week into the second Thomas era by the bay, and he's clearly the everyday designated hitter. Who is profiting and who is suffering?