Sunday, June 13, 2010
Pirates should look into Jake Fox
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.