Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pirates should look into Jake Fox

The Oakland A's today designated Jake Fox for assignment. The Pirates should make a movie at trying to acquire the 27-year old.

Fox is struggling with the bat in Oakland, but he showed last season with the Cubs that he can swing the stick.  After tearing through the minor leagues last season, Fox got the call up from the Cubs and hit .260 but showed some power- hitting 11hr/44rbi in just 216 at bats.

Fox is versatile.  He can play first, third and both corner outfield spots.  What makes him valuable though is that this season, he proved he can catch as well. 

The A's are hoping to sneak him through waivers, but the Pirates should put in a claim on Fox and work out a deal.  he can offer some pop from the right side of the plate and they should work him in behind the plate.  He can't perform any worse than Ryan Doumit has this season.


  1. Graet point Matt. I'd definitely take a shot on fox. he can do a lot of different things on the field and swings a good bat, although he isn't at the moment.

    He's better than anyone we currently coming off the bench

  2. Yeah, It can't hurt. I liked his bat last season and we have so many other guys under achieving

  3. I'd take Fox over Church, Aki and the other bench guys. He's also likely to be a better catcher than no-mitt

  4. No way they do that because making a move like that would actually make some sense

  5. As long as they aren't bringing him in to be the savior or anything I do think he could be a power bat off the bench and is WAY better than Aki.