Scott Sizemore Making Contribution in Oakland
By Chris Hannum
If you hadn’t been paying attention (and Oakland is, after all, 3 time zones away) Scott Sizemore did get the callup by Billy Beane three weeks ago and has been playing regularly for the A’s ever since. It is no secret that Scott Sizemore underperformed in a Tigers uniform this year, when he was shipped out of Detroit he was batting .222 and slugging a meager .238. The only thing he was doing right was drawing walks, so logically the only destination for him would be Oakland, right?
Fortunately (if you are a fan of Scott Sizemore) or unfortunately (if you are a foe of Ryan Raburn) Sizemore has turned his season around in Oakland. In 17 games, Scotty Size has a slash line of .309/.377/.436. I don’t think I need to mention how much better those numbers look than what Ryan Raburn has been giving the Tigers. But, hey, at least we got David Purcey, right?