Oakland acquired shortstop Elvis Andrus, closer Trevor Rosenthal and DH Mitch Moreland, and there are reasons to believe they’ll play up to or even outperform their predecessors — Semien, Liam Hendriks and Khris Davis — in 2021. Of course, this wasn’t a singular deal as much as a series of moves conducted late in the offseason that altered the nucleus of the roster and went a long way to keeping the A’s competitive in the American League West.
When I see him able to hit the groundball to the shortstop (area) like that,” Bush said, “I know good things are going to happen. As Bush explained, one thing that shows iOlson, the slugging A’s first baseman, is “holding his position” prior to his swing. Often last season, Olson was not doing that.
Ive become accustomed to it now."