Oakland A's 2012 Outlook by Position: First Base

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Oakland A's 2012 Outlook by Position: First Base
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Welcome to second week of the Oakland Athletics' position breakdown analysis.

Last week we took a look at the catcher position, this week we will take a look at the A’s first-base depth moving into to 2012.

It was a bit of a revolving door in Oakland at that position in 2011, beginning with Daric Barton as the starter on Opening Day.

Barton got off to a slow start both offensively and defensively, and eventually saw himself demoted to Triple-A.

Conor Jackson took over the starting role at first base before he was eventually traded to the Boston Red Sox following the emergence of Brandon Allen, who was acquired in a trade deadline deal to be the new every day first baseman.

The A’s also have Chris Carter in the system, and made a trade for another first baseman to give a look in spring training.

We’ll see if the team sticks with this current group of first basemen or add a veteran to push the youngsters before the season begins.

Without further ado.

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