The 2011 season is not going well for the A's.
And so, once again, it is better to look to the future.
The 2012 season starts in less than eight months, and while it is going to be difficult to predict exactly who will take the field wearing the green and gold, I figure I might as well take a shot.
I'm working under a couple of assumptions:
The A's will bring back Coco Crisp, Josh Willingham, Hideki Matsui and Brandon McCarthy, while allowing Michael Wuertz, Rich Harden, Conor Jackson and David DeJesus to leave via free agency. (Realistically the A's will likely keep Jackson, but this is more fun without him.)
Here is the A's 2012 depth chart.