Patterson up, Everidge down

By Jason Wojciechowski on August 29, 2009 at 4:05 PM

The A's called up Eric Patterson yesterday, sending down Tommy Everidge to do it. Everidge will presumably help Sacramento on its annual run to the title and then be up in mid-September. For now, though, the A's will take a look at Daric Barton at first base. This, along with calling up Eric Patterson to see what he can do, strikes me as long overdue. Everidge is a fun guy to root for, for sure, but his upside is benchy. That said, the A's still ran with their Hairston-Davis-Sweeney outfield yesterday, along with Adam Kennedy at third base. At least two of those guys have no real future: Sweeney is a fourth outfielder and Adam Kennedy is 33 years old. Why not let Patterson play? I know it's a lot easier to sit on this side of a computer monitor and tell Bob Geren and Billy Beane to bench Kennedy, a guy who for a while was your only offense, but that's why you get paid the big bucks, right? To make the hard decisions? Anyway, Daric Barton had a single and a walk in four trips yesterday, although he did make an error.