Must be that Stanford education, but Taylor might be on to something. With the A's crowded outfield and after watching Brandon Moss make a successful transition at first last year, who knows? There could be a platoon option with Taylor and Moss in the near future.
"A guy with his pop, you want to see him in the mix," Hatteberg said.
Around the Horn: Happy Birthday and Valentine's Day to Derek Norris.
The A's catcher turns "the BIG 2-4" today and explained to me he's used to spending Feb. 14 alone at dinner while his family is back home and friends are out with their wives and girlfriends.
But don't worry, an Aussie is to the rescue.
"Oh, I'll go out with the mate," Travis Blackley laughed. "After explaining what great Valentine's Days I always have, spending the day with 40 dudes."
Sean Doolittle chimed in on his go-to-gift that's been successful for him in the past.
"The giant life-sized Teddy Bear," Doolittle said. "Think outside the box."
Meanwhile Jerry Blevins fondly recalls memories of Heart Day from his childhood.
"Ah. Those Valentines from your classmates and those candy hearts, Blevins said. "Those were the best."