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Oakland A's: Kurt Suzuki Needs to Be Cut

Wes HofmannContributor IMay 16, 2008

A couple entries ago, I wrote about how Jack Cust needed to be let go by the A's. And while it still wouldn't bother me if they got rid of Cabbage Patch Kid Face Jack Cust, he started hitting much better after I wrote the article.

Which leads me to the following statement: Kurt Suzuki needs to be let go by the A's.

Suzuki is hitless in his last 23 at-bats.

Rob Bowen got a rare start on Thursday, mostly because the game was early and it was "get away" day. Hopefully the day off for Suzuki helped him relax a little bit. Bowen did his best Suzuki impression by going hitless.

Bob Geren says Suzuki's slump is "mental." What Bob Geren will not admit is that batting Suzuki in the leadoff spot was mental.

In the last two games, though losses, Bob Geren decided to go with Rajai Davis at the leadoff spot. What? The fastest guy on the team and biggest threat on the bases in the leadoff spot? That's just crazy!

Somewhere Jeremy Brown is thinking about coming out of retirement, so look out, Kurt Suzuki.

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