Hey guys, I'm an A's fan who wanted to inquire about Logan Forsythe. The A's are very weak up the middle. Jed Lowrie is a very good bat, but is inept defensively. He plays second base slightly above replacement level and is a poor shortstop. Before his major injuries he was a decent third baseman, but we have Josh Donaldson over there. Lowrie bounces between second and short depending on which member of what Athletics Nation refers to as the Sogales platoon plays. Eric Sogard mans second base when he face a right-handed starter and Adam Rosales takes short when we face a southpaw. Sogard usually hits ninth, and has a low ISO but is a decent second baseman and gets on base against the righties. His numbers against lefties are poor. Rosales has been struggling mightily since mid-May. He missed most of April to injuries and wasn't on the active roster until April 25. Until mid-May, he hit over .300, but since then, the average has dropped to .197. The last two weeks of May, he was making good contact but was often victimized by good defenses and Houston's expansive center field. Since then, he's been hideous offensively. He's barely average against lefties and is one of the worst in the league against right-handed pitching this year. His defense is said to be his one redeeming quality, and as of late, that isn't even true.
Basically, the A's could use a right-handed hitting middle infielder, hopefully one who can play shortstop. Alexei Ramirez is a candidate for this role, but he'll be in high demand. I was wondering, if the Padres were to continue to slide, would Logan Forsythe be available, and can he play short or would he be stuck at second? His numbers at second aren't great, as you all know, and if he can play short, we can keep Lowrie at second. What would the asking price be?
Thanks! I may drop by here from time to time when the Padres are on TV. I've always rooted for you guys. Another small-market team who doesn't like the Giants.