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Oakland Athletics: 4 Lineup Shuffles to Revamp the Offense
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The Oakland Athletics once again lack offensive firepower, but there are a few moves Bob Melvin can make that could jump start the bats.

Granted, the A's won't leap into the top 10 in team batting average or home runs. Still, fans can see the potential the roster has.

It's like a puzzle.

You never know how the pieces fit together until you play around with it. Then things start clicking and the overall picture becomes larger and clearer.

The team has made plenty of moves already.

Brandon Allen and Kila Ka'aihue have been designated for assignment, Daric Barton was sent down to Triple-A and Brandon Moss received a call up. That's just at first base.

It should be noted that Oakland has suffered several injuries too.

Brandon Inge, Yoenis Cespedes and Coco Crisp have spent time on the disabled list. Due to those injuries, Colin Cowgill, Josh Donaldson and Adam Rosales have played off and on.

The best thing for the lineup isn't even a shuffle. It's consistency.

Even so, here are a few minor tweaks Melvin should consider.

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