Oakland looking to boost offense
From the looks of the A's outfield in 2003, one might be shocked to discover they were actually a playoff team.
What the A's were left with was a sad situation. Dickey reminds us that Terrence Long spent most of the season complaining about his lack of playing time and produced a season of bad memories and could hardly be given away at the season's end. Prior to 2003, the A's surprised one and all by getting Chris Singleton, a player whose game runs counter to that of the A's philosophy of walks and power. Singleton surprised nobody by doing just about nothing. Speaking of levelizing, mid-season pickup Jose Guillen played much closer to his with the A's than he did previously with the Reds. The main problem was Jermaine Dye, however, hobbled by injuries and reduced to inactivity and a shell of his former self.
Eric Byrne: 16
Terrence Long: 11
Chris Singleton: 6
Billy McMillon: 5
Jose Guillen: 3
Jermaine Dye: 2
Adam Piatt: 1
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