The Oakland Athletics have been making a lot of moves this offseason and center fielder Coco Crisp has taken notice. The nine-year veteran is optimistic about the team's chances of winning the American League West title in 2011.
"If we can keep everybody healthy this year, if it’s in the cards that it plays out that way," Crisp said, "we definitely have a better shot than we did last year to win the division."
Crisp is ready to hit the field and the get the season underway. He recently started working out at the Athletes' Performance Institute in Carson, Calif., and already has his sights on Spring Training.
"I'm just trying to get back into baseball shape," he said. "I'm ready to get Spring Training going already."
With hopes of a strong 2011 season from the Athletics this year, I asked Crisp about his thoughts on the team's current state and his preparation for the upcoming season.