He was a very good young player. IIRC, the A's rushed him and then kind of babied him and finally traded him.
I was a big fan at the time. His trade to the Tigers was the coup de gras to his hitting skills for some reason.
I was glad to see him in ST with the Rays. He looked good, and if he hits the way he was supposed to with the A's, he is a solid 1b.
Be excellent to each other.