The A’s have a tough decision to make on 30-year old lefty swinging DH/OF Jack Cust. Cust is likely do for a raise and the A’s have to determine if he’s worth it. With Cust being a “Moneyball” type of player that leads me to think that the A’s will bring him back as long as the price tag isn’t too high. Cust has played in 144 games for the A’s so far this season and he is 120 for 497 (.241 avg, .780 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 24 homers and 69 RBIs. Cust has now played in 416 games in three seasons for the A’s in which he is 332 for 1,373 (.242 avg, .843 OPS) with 224 runs scored, 83 homers and 228 RBIs. Cust is patient at the plate as he has walked 309 times in his time with the A’s but he has also whiffed a stunning 539 times. In the end I think the A’s will bring back Cust for the 2010 season.