Found January 19, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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The Oakland Athletics are currently in talks with free agent outfielder Jonny Gomes. If they sign Gomes, I think will have officially hopped off the Billy Beane bandwagon, because the team's offense right now is an absolute horror show. Assuming Gomes is in the fold, Beane has four outfielders to play the corners alongside Coco Crisp: Gomes, Collin Cowgill, Josh Reddick, and Seth Smith. For their careers, Gomes and Reddick are good against lefties, with a .877 OPS for Gomes, and a .785 OPS for Reddick. Cowgill (in his brief career) and Smith cannot hit lefties very well. Against righties, Smith is excellent (.882 OPS career), while the other three aren't great. Looking at Cowgill's AA numbers from 2010 (since the 2011 splits aren't available due to a variety of issues), he had a .888 OPS against lefties, and a .783 OPS against righties, another definitive split. So by that logic, Oakland has three outfielders that can hit lefties, and just one that can hit righties...
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