How would you manage the A's farm system over the coming years?

I know everyone has an opinion on this board when it comes to prospects so I thought it would be interesting to get your perspective on what seems like the biggest candy store in all of baseball: The A's farm system.


There are numerous options. For example, what to do with your second baseman---Patterson, Weeks, Cardenas? 


Do you pull the string on Daric Barton who's been awful and injured this year while you have Doolittle and Carter waiting in the wings?


All of these are interesting questions. I just want to hear your answers.


So I'll do it like this. Here's the A's active lineup and farm system. You take this and give me the A's 2010 lineup.












C   Kurt Suzuki         
1B *Daric Barton        
2B  Mark Ellis          
3B Jack Hannahan       
SS  Bobby Crosby      
LF  Jack Cust  
CF Carlos Gonzalez   
RF  Emil Brown       
DH  Frank Thomas     
Ryan Sweeney     
Mike Sweeney     
Travis Buck
Donnie Murphy
Rajai Davis  
Eric Chavez  
Wes Bankston 
Rob Bowen
Chris Denorfia      
Matt Murton         
Gregorio Petit     
Brooks Conrad      
Eric Patterson      
Jeff Fiorentino     
Dan Johnson       
SP *Dana Eveland       
SP  Joe Blanton   
SP  Justin Duchscherer 
SP  Rich Harden       
SP  Sean Gallagher     
CL  Huston Street  
RP *Alan Embree  
RP  Santiago Casilla  
RP  Andrew Brown   
RP  Keith Foulke        
Chad Gaudin         
Brad Ziegler     
*Dallas Braden       
Lenny DiNardo       
Joey Devine         
Jerry Blevins     
Kirk Saarloos       
Dan Meyer       
Kiko Calero     
Fernando Hernandez  

C: Landon Powell, 26, AAA
Anthony Recker, 24, AA
Josh Donaldson, 22, A+
Petey Paramore, 21, A-

1B: Sean Doolittle, 21, AA
Chris Carter, 21, A+

2B: Adrian Cardenas, 20, A+
Jemile Weeks, 21, A-
Eric Patterson, 25, AAA

3B: Jeff Baisley, 25, AAA
Jesus Guzman, 24, AAA

SS: Cliff Pennington, 24, AAA
Dusty Coleman, 21, N/A
Jason Christian, 21, SS
Nino Leyja, 17, RK

OF: Matt Sulentic, 20, A+
Aaron Cunningham, 22, AA
Corey Brown, 22, A+
Rashun Dixon, 17, RK
Jermaine Mitchell, 23, A+

SP: Trever Cahill, 20, AA
Brett Anderson, 20, AA
Gio Gonzalez, 22, AAA
James Simmons, 21, AA
Vin Mazzaro, 21, AA
Arnold Leon, 20, A+/MEX
Henry Rodriguez, 21, A+
Michel Inoa, 16, N/A
Craig Italiano, 22, A+
Tyson Ross, 21, N/A
Fautino De Los Santos, 22, A+ DL
Josh Outman, 23, AA
Michael Madson, 25, AA
Jamie Richmond, 22, A-
Travis Banwart, 22, A+

RP: Sam Demel
Andrew Carignan, 22, AA
Jared Lansford, 21, AA
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