Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Oakland Athletics

The lack of power is stunning, but pitching and defense are excellent

Originally Published: September 26, 2010
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Getty ImagesDaric Barton doesn't mash, so he's not a household name, but he's a very consistent 1B.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview of this season from Buster Olney, a take from Baseball Prospectus, a look toward an immediate 2011 move courtesy of Rumor Central and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview. You can find all the teams on one page by going here.

Now, it's time to kiss the Oakland Athletics goodbye.


For the full breakdown of the A's future from all angles -- Olney's take, BP's take, Rumor Central's ideas and buzz, and the farm system -- you need to be an ESPN Insider.