3.30: OAK/SFG postgame -- Bob Geren
Geren meets the media after the A's final exhibition game.
Isn't Carson. Sit down Tyson Ross and after Sue -- Josh Donaldson. Reassigned to minor leagues. We're gonna go with the -- Liverpool on. Rhodes is going to be or utility infielder. Landon Powell will be certain catch. Infielders if it was that kind of hook loafers all of were very very different. Utility field position was. He's -- -- my strengths over the other one certain areas of weakness is over certain areas. Don't want to writing it was electric here -- contact kind of guy wants more power hitters so. -- there was a lot of different variables involved sort of made your decision. We felt like candy to do it he's had some big league experience. We're gonna go -- he played well it's pretty. It's a -- to accomplish something that injury factor. Sure I was -- -- should be determining factor is age factor. So he's actually second baseman he's finishing third is absolutely one rumor. Natural shortstop. Try to give people. A lot of time every position. There for utility guy we just look -- to make the routine plays. -- offensively. -- -- -- Lost it and I just want him to stay in store. -- -- -- Obviously this morning hours of bruises or Schuettler pitcher oh and I. Go down there -- -- well usually create a spot here one way or another through. Competition hopefully you're. -- injury bumps and bruises but. Ideally he goes down -- and -- this start -- off the way it is in the spring. Kansas. Increases you can insert him. Okay. We're hopeful he threw good outings horse last year -- -- It's pretty close brilliant one broke out here. His wife's brother and I. Did you go through. He'll -- -- do it. -- feel -- guy little guy. Different situations where the little flexibility. Portland -- name people than usual considered all our -- look at bay -- Portis is closer. So it doesn't really matter he's right left he's. -- for -- longer so it doesn't matter he's right or left. Take those two of the equation really have -- -- into the Breslow is not really. -- -- -- Proficient against right handers is in his left here so it's hard really count him -- just a lefty. -- look -- -- neighborhood you're breaking down. Makes us. Wouldn't go so you know for today's special relations. We started off this morning how far he's tall. Feel really good early spring training and you look you know he's been appears -- -- level. Did you do this first you start structural while he's -- achieved workers gave him. You know after. Give it up a few times and he's got this game. Mentally and physically and finish strong and that's we wanted to do. Decisions all made. If you have a pretty good news. Scoring. Yeah you have pretty good idea. He talked throughout the spring we will have. Consistent EDS's. You have a pretty good idea what you can do it you know. Make decisions the last minute I mean you know but nothing -- final -- ultimatum we have to -- the roster so they're pretty good did -- were going. Wasn't obviously officials it was game the hardest decision. Hopefully there'll there'll be tough. Normally if you position. Your own -- only. Straits is so -- -- yeah. -- Which is huge remembering how he might help us the most around here. Part -- so it was tough for their books. Everybody bought him a little bit and interest in the -- They have those all our work well. I was coverage of their top players because you know -- idea. Did you guard lines up on the doubles court told him -- that situation you know -- BJ -- the running game. They don't have to listen to feature. I don't know play then Harrison -- situation or what it was time. You're on the road you don't want to -- rewards -- -- -- -- How easy Nelson Cruz and roll on the back into the rotation. We don't have a quarterback ever it is really do. Look at the way we. Think you guys make a bigger deal offensively you. Some people presumably do everywhere you could be three quarters of we really don't forget it. -- -- It didn't win their own their own good.