A Look Ahead To Next Year: The Oakland A's Roster

Steven ResnickSenior Writer IAugust 3, 2009

A Look Ahead To Next Year: The Oakland A's Roster

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Leadoff Hitter: Rajai Davis, Center Field

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    BOSTON - JULY 28:  Rajai Davis #11 of the Oakland Athletics scores the game winning run in the 11th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park July 28, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The A's defeated the Red Sox 9-8 in 11 innings.  (Photo by Elsa/Ge

Batting Second: Ryan Sweeney, Right Field

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    BOSTON - JULY 07:  Ryan Sweeney #15 of the Oakland Athletics scores a run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox on July 7, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Batting Third: Brett Wallace, Third Base

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Batting Fouth: Tommy Everidge, First Base

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Batting Fifth: Jack Cust, Designated Hitter

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 28:  Jack Cust #32 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Colorado Rockies at the Oakland Coliseum on June 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Batting Sixth: Kurt Suzuki, Catcher

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    BOSTON - JULY 06:  Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics lays down a bunt against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 6, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Batting Seventh: Scott Hairston, Left Field

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    BOSTON - JULY 07:  Scott Hairston #21 of the Oakland Athletics heads for home plate after his solo home run in the first inning off a pitch by Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox non July 7, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Get

Batting Eighth: Mark Ellis, Second Base

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    OAKLAND, CA - JULY 01:  Mark Ellis #14 of the Oakland Athletics attempts to throw out Adam Everett in the eighth inning during action against the Detroit Tigers during a Major League Baseball game on July 1, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Califo

Batting Ninth: Cliff Pennington, Shortstop

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Bench

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 10:  Eric Chavez #3 of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Seattle Mariners during Opening Day at a Major League Baseball game on April 10, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Eric Chavez: Designated Hitter/Third Base/First Base

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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 06:  Eric Chavez #3 of the Oakland Athletics receives high fives from his teammates prior to the start of the opening day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on April 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  The Ang

Adam Kennedy: Second Base, Third Base, and Left Field

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    BOSTON - JULY 28:  Adam Kennedy #29 of the Oakland Athletics drives in the game-winning run in the 11th inning as catcher George Kottaras #16 of the Boston Red Sox defends at Fenway Park July 28, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The A's defeated the Red Sox

Landon Powell: Catcher/First Base

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 15:  Landon Powell #35  of the Oakland Athletics bats against the Boston Red Sox during a Major League Baseball game on April 15, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Travis Buck: Left Field, Center Field, Right Field

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    OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 15: Travis Buck #6 of the Oakland Athletics catches a ball hit by Nick Green #22 of the Boston Red Sox during a Major League Baseball game at the Oakland Coliseum April 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. All Major League Baseball players

Starting Pitcher Number 1: Justin Duchscherer

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    NEW YORK - JULY 15:  American League All-Star Justin Duchscherer #58 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Starting Pitcher Number 2: Brett Anderson

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Starting Pitcher Number 3: Dallas Braden

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16:  Dallas Braden #51 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Starting Pitcher Number 4: Gio Gonzalez

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    ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 27:  Gio Gonzalez #47 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the second inning during the game on August 27, 2008 at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California.  The Athletics beat the Angels 6-5.  (P

Starting Pitcher Number 5: Trevor Cahill

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 06:  Trevor Cahill #53 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at the Oakland Coliseum on June 6, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Relievers:

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16:  Michael Wuertz #48 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Long Relief: Edgar Gonzalez

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 23:  Edgar Gonzalez #59 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Oakland Coliseum on May 23, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Middle Reliever: Santiago Casilla

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 28:  Santiago Casilla #44 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Colorado Rockies at the Oakland Coliseum on June 28, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Middle Reliever: Craig Breslow

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27:  Craig Breslow #56 of the Oakland Athletics pitches to the Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum on May 27, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Middle Reliever: Brad Ziegler

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Brad Ziegler #31  of The Oakland Athletics in action against The New York Yankees during their game on April 22, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx Borough of New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Middle Reliever: Brad Kilby

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Setup Man: Michael Wuertz

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16:  Michael Wuertz #48 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Closer: Andrew Bailey

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 07:  Kurt Suzuki #8 of the Oakland Athletics congratulates relief pitcher Andrew Bailey #40 after the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles at the Oakland Coliseum on June 7, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Manager: Tony Defrancesco

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    TOKYO - MARCH 22:  Infielder Bobby Crosby #7 of Oakland Athletics shakes hands with coach Tony DeFrancesco #45 after his home run during preseason friendly game between Oakland Athletics and Yomiuri Giants at Tokyo Dome on March 22, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.
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