Having lost nine of their last ten games, the Oakland Athletics now sit at 28-37, 7.5 games out of first place in the AL West. Let's take a look at the latest on the green and gold:
- According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Athletics manager Bob Melvin says Hideki Matsui will be the number three hitter for the A's from now on.
- She also notes that Melvin plans to use catcher Landon Powell more often.
- As noted earlier on MLB Daily Dish, the A's look like sellers. Josh Willingham, Coco Crisp, and David DeJesus could all be trade candidates.
- Athletics Nation posted observations on a trio of new Oakland A's: Scott Sizemore, Jemile Weeks, and Bob Melvin.
- The Todd Van Poppel Rookie Card Retirement Plan wrote about the implications of Kevin Kouzmanoff being outrighted to Triple-A.