If I know Billy Beane, he’s going to be looking for bargains in free agency. The A’s have to replace their whole starting outfield and the DH spot before next season starts. Now they could go young, but that isn’t the way the A’s always operate….especially if some bargains present themselves and I think they will. Here are three guys I could easily see winding up with the A’s in 2012:
1. Vladimir Guerrero – The A’s just didn’t hit well for average last year. Guerrero has lost some of his power but he can still flat out hit as a DH.
2. Raul Ibanez – Lefty swinging LF Raul Ibanez can still hit for power and that is something the A’s really need. I think he would be a perfect fit for them.
3. Magglio Ordonez – RF is wide open for the A’s and Billy Beane won’t be able to resist signing Ordonez if he comes at the right price.