Nice Post!!!Originally Posted by osucelticI think the Hatteberg-Randa comparison is pretty accurate. Neither were long-term answers, and the club knows that. Hatteberg will give them solid, if unspectacluar, defense at first and production at the plate. I'd say he's comparable to Sean Casey at a fraction of the cost. I expect his home run numbers to go up a little based on the park he's playing in as opposed to playing in Oakland.
He is what he is, and hardly worth the moaning we've seen on the subject. Teams field guys like Hatteberg all the time. They're temporary until they can find a more permanent solution. Believe it or not, the fact that Krivsky hasn't instantly turned this into a team stocked with long-term answers at every position and a wealth of prospects isn't an indictment of his abilities. The fact that he added a legitimate major league starting pitcher under cost control for the next three seasons and hasn't touched the core of the team tells me he's off to a pretty good start.