Melvin and Reddick Q&A, a new blogger, more A's links

By Jason Wojciechowski on January 31, 2012 at 11:30 PM

I like what David Wishinsky did here, cutting together his questions for Bob Melvin at FanFest with stats and other information. If you're going to do Q&A, that's, I think, a great way to do it. (Also, my name is in there.)

The Josh Reddick part of the blogger Q&A is up here at Athletics Nation. I didn't ask any questions directly of Reddick. I asked one of Smith and Reddick together, but only Smith got a chance to answer. Another questioner came in with one before Reddick was able to put in his two cents.

I also like what cuppingmaster did at Athletics Nation, looking at post-Tommy John guys with similar pre-surgery results as Brett Anderson to see what we might expect the lefty to do after surgery. Sample size and great diversity of results prevents him from coming to any solid conclusions, but I think it's great to see the list of results anyway.

Some of us on Twitter have been hammering on cuppingmaster to start blogging, because he's a smart guy with interesting things to say, so I'm glad to see him dip his toe in a bit. (If you're reading this: can I use your real name when I link you? I like to when I can.)

Melissa Lockard has a Q&A with Jose Canseco. Jose Canseco!

I got to see David Wishinsky's Barry Zito game-worn hat in person, but for those less fortunate, he wrote about it. There are pictures, and he tracked down the quote that Zito wrote on the inside.

Here's a fantasy outlook for some A's, which includes Brandon McCarthy as a breakout candidate. That's ... a little weird. What did he do in 2011 again?