I'm thrilled that Eric Patterson made the roster. Gabe Gross and Adam Rosales deserved to make it as well.
Beyond that, I'm not sure what to think.
Jake Fox, who has a nice bat but no glove at all, made the roster as a catcher! A position he hasn't played much in recent years. The A's have Landon Powell, a switch—hitting, better defensive version of Fox, yet they kept Fox.
The weirdness doesn't end there. Fox's presence at catcher, rather than DH, seemingly opened the DH slot for Jack Cust, but the A's cut Cust and went a different direction, putting Eric Chavez at DH and keeping Travis Buck around. Neither Chavez nor Buck has produced much at the plate in a couple of years.
That's not to say that I hate the moves. Fox, Chavez, and Buck all potentially have their uses, Cust has a whole lot of problems, and Powell isn't perfect. I just find it decidedly odd. We'll have to see if the Fox at catcher/Chavez at DH/Buck on the roster thing holds up for long, or if it's just a quick flash—in—the—pan experiment.