Suppose, for a moment, that the A's sign Barry Bonds next year...and you wanted both Bonds and Jack Cust in the lineup on the same day...which one would you put in the field? Would you play a real centerfielder (Kotsay/Denorfia) beside your choice and sit one of (Swisher/Buck/Barton)? Or would you put Buck or Swisher in CF?
When Bob decided to rename the divisions after the best player from the winning team who played his entire career with that team (Tim Salmon, for instance), it got me wondering. Which retired A's players actually qualify? The A's don't keep players like Tim Salmon for their whole careers; they all leave one way or another. Which one of the following possibilities (those with over 100 career games) would Bob have picked if the A's had won the AL West instead of the Angels?