The Chronicle reports, via blog, that Jack Cust is the A's answer to the latest injury woes. (When Jack Cust is the answer, you are, perhaps, asking uncomfortable questions...) The Chronicle further notes that Cust is "a longtime favorite of Oakland GM Billy Beane." If that particular phrasing sounds familiar, that's because a variation of it was used to describe the newly acquired Chris Snelling in the morning papers.
So... Cust and Snelling are examples of players that Billy Beane likes. You don't suppose someone could show him some highlights of guys like Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez so he can start to develop affinities for that class of player, do you?
On a more positive note, Snelling has been an Athletic for more than 12 hours now, and he is yet to suffer a debilitating injury. Please keep him encased in his Nerf-lined travel box until first pitch in Tampa on Friday, Larry Davis.