OK, Friday really has nothing to do with anything. That is just one of my favorite lines from the not-so-classic ’80s movie Vice Versa. But a lot’s happened since I last posted.
Ryan Sweeney landed on the DL and is out for the year. Ben Sheets landed on the DL and is probably out for the year. Kurt Suzuki signed a multi-year deal. Dallas Braden finally won since his perfect game. Jack Cust remembered how to hit home runs. The A’s have won their last four series and are over .500 and one game behind the Angels for second place.
I am kind of in wake-me-up-when-something-happens mode. I’ve been more interested in watching Mad Men on DVD most nights rather than A’s games. It happens every year (or every year since 2007) around this time. I just don’t feel like the A’s are playing for anything anymore.
Yesterday the Angels traded for Dan Haren. Earlier this month, the Rangers traded for Cliff Lee. The A’s likely will do nothing and will keep running Gabe Gross and Matt Watson/Carson out there and winning a few, and losing a few. There is not much fun in that from a fan’s perspective.
Sure, if the A’s make a trade, I’ll become interested and watch a few games. Same if they bring up Chris Carter and/or Michael Taylor. And even more so if they start winning a lot and start making the AL West a three-team race.
They have a chance to do the latter with a few wins in Texas this week. Come on A’s, make me notice you.