30/30: A's load up on bats

All signs point to significant upgrades at the plate -- but will it be enough?

Originally Published: March 8, 2009
By ESPN Stats & Information | Special to Insider

No matter which statistic you choose to look at, the Oakland Athletics' offense was terrible in 2008. Their .242 average and .369 slugging percentage were both last in the majors, and they were last in the AL in on-base percentage (.318), runs scored (646) and strikeouts (1,226).