I still haven’t given up on the A’s making a run at the AL West, especially when they’re opening up a three game series against a last place team who just fired their manager, and the team they’re chasing is about to run a gauntlet of the top teams in the AL East. But regardless of how that ends up panning out, tonight is an exciting occasion because it will be the major league debut of Chris Carter. You may remember Carter as the player the White Sox traded for Carlos Quentin. Or better yet, you may remember him as one of the 14 players the A’s acquired for Dan Haren. Now that Carlos Gonzalez is lighting up the NL, Carter remains as the most highly touted prospect in that deal. Brett Anderson has already established himself as a legitimate big league starter, but Carter is the one who has the most upside.
It was 339 days ago today that Chris Carter made his AAA debut. Why do I know that? Because I posted about it when it happened, so there’s proof that I was on the bandwagon a long time ago. There’s a good chance that he’ll go 0-4 with 3 Ks tonight – he’s not exactly a “for average” hitter, but the power is there. Picture a right handed Jack Cust. NO, don’t do that! Let’s let Carter create his own description, because barring any disaster, he’ll be far better than Cust ever was.
August 9th, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I’m just hoping for a C-Gon 2.0 at this point! I hope he’s in the bigs to stay! I don’t think anyone will ever accuse you of not being on the bandwagon for any A’s player haha!
August 9th, 2010 at 7:10 pm
Haha, I read the “picture Jack Cust” line and thought, Jesus, I’m expecting him to be, I dunno…good? Then I kept reading and had a laugh at my own expense.
I’m imagining something like Mike Stanton from Florida for the rest of the year.
August 10th, 2010 at 9:32 pm
In a full season, he might challenge Cust for the team lead in strikeouts. But, I’d rather see him at the plate over Cust any day. (Cust just struck out looking to end the game against Seattle as I wrote this)
August 10th, 2010 at 6:40 am
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