Leadoff hitters aren’t exactly the easiest thing to find in Major League Baseball, so when you have one, you want to keep them. Case in point, the Oakland Athletics who have expressed desire to keep outfielder Coco Crisp by the Bay for the foreseeable future.
The Athletics already picked up the $7 million dollar contract option on Crisp earlier this offseason, though apparently have sat down with Crisp’s agent to talk about a long term deal:
Crisp’s agent, Steve Comte, said Wednesday that he has broached the topic of a multiyear deal to the A’s.
Of course, Crisp doesn’t come without his warts. He’s known to be quite a streaky talent, but more than that, has trouble staying on the field. The speedy outfielder has never played more than 145 games in a season, which he last accomplished in 2007. The most Crisp has ever played for Oakland is 136 games, back in 2011.
Either way, injury prone or not, it appears that if the price is right, Crisp will be back in Oakland for the long haul.