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Oakland A’s: Why Kevin Kouzmanoff Is the Right-Handed Version of Jack Hannahan

Last year the Oakland A's had a terrible time finding a third basemen that could hit a baseball.

Jack Hannahan played in 52 games for the A's before being traded and ultimately replaced by Adam Kennedy, who the A's had signed to a minor league contract. 

Hannahan a left hande hitter batted .193 and had a homer and eight RBI before being traded to the Seattle Mariners. In 2008 he hit .218 with 9 homers and 47 RBI in 143 games.

The only thing that kept kept him in the lineup was his defense, because other then that he could not hit. Teams want their third basemen teams to hit for power and drive in runs, something that Hannahan simply could not do. 

In the offseason Kennedy was not resigned, eve...

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