The Oakland A's Made Two Moves the Otherday

Steven ResnickSenior Writer IOctober 23, 2008

The Oakland A's made two moves this past week. The first one was a move that made a lot of sense for the A's. That was to keep Mark Ellis as the second basemen of the ballclub. The reason is simple: When he is healthy, he is one of the best second basemen in the league, defensively. Offensively, he is solid but is much more known for his defensive abilities.

The second move that was made was bringing Mike Gallego in as the third-base coach. I understand the move to bring in Gallego, someone who's spent time with the A's in his career.

What I still don't understand is that there are two other moves that should have been made. The first one is getting rid of Ty Van Burkleo, who could possibly be the worst hitting coach in major league history. The second is not firing Bob Geren.