That ain't all, Foulkes

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 9, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Keith Foulke has apparently come back to Oakland, signing a one-year, $700k deal. Foulke didn't pitch last year, and was terrible the two years before that after hurting himself, but that's not that big a deal because (a) the deal is cheap; (b) the A's aren't serious contenders anyway; (c) they have a ton of guys who can step in if Foulke is ineffective.

I like this quote from the AP's story: "I've never considered myself a closer. I consider myself a bullpen guy. There are times when pitching in the seventh inning is more viable." I don't know if he really said "viable", as opposed to "valuable", but the man sounds like a sabremetrician!