Holliday and Crosby are hitting with McGwire

The A’s have added some bats to their lineup. They have added Matt
and Jason Giambi. These guys should help generate more runs for the A’s. Bobby Crosby had a down year and that’s the reason the A’s were making a push for Rafael Furcal. Maybe the non signing of Furcal can be a good thing. Holliday has been hitting with Mark McQwire. Holliday then sent a text to Crosby to see if he would be interested in hitting with them. McGwire has changed Crosby’s mechanics.
Thursday Holliday made his first Bay Area appearance since the A’s acquired him in November from the Rockies. Holliday said “I don’t know what he looked like before, but from the first day I saw when he hit with us to now…he’s pretty drastically different.” This is something all the A’s fans are happy to hear and now it’s wait and see till spring training starts. 
I know it’s a baseball blog, but I have non baseball news….
It’s a big weekend in the Bay Area for Warriors fans. Monte Ellis is making his comeback today after a scooter accident has had him out all season. Also Baron Davis comes back to Oakland on Sunday with the Clippers.
~King of Cali


  1. Elizabeth D

    King of Cali,
    These acquisitions definitely will help the A’s. Giambi should shave that mustache he grew in the middle of last season. I thought it was some steroid side effect. He’s just not the mustache type of guy.
    I hope Ellis is okay!

  2. redbirdchatter

    Hitting with McGwire is a very good thing. Some of our guys spend time with him each offseason. Skip Schumaker, in particular, credits his success at the plate last year to his time working with McGwire. I’ve heard that he has an open invitation to coach with the Cardinals. I would love to see the clouds around him pass so that can happen.

  3. welikeroywelikeroy

    Holliday hits pretty similar to the way McGwire hit, I’ve noticed. They both rely on ‘raw power’ in their swing. It will be interesting to see if Holliday can have a good year outside of the spacious/thin air of Coors Fields. I think that he is just one of those hitters that benefited from that park. Suffice to say, I’m not making him a high priority on my Fantasy List. I could wrong though.

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