The lack of punch in the Oakland lineup has recently caught up with the A's.
Currently on an eight-game slide, the A's went from plucky early season surprise to seemingly the also-ran they were expected to be. The only problem with that assessment is that the A's have not had their full assortment of weapons deployed at one time. That will begin to change in as soon as 27 or so hours.
With players returning from the disabled list, suspension or perhaps even just an early-season malaise, the A's lineup has the potential to look a lot different than it has over the last 10-14 days. And that's a good thing because the A's have scored only 164 runs in 51 games this season.
That is their worst production since moving to Oakland in 1968. So, here is my projected starting lineup for the Oakland A's moving forward.