Should the A's bring up Barton given that they have extreme problems at DH? The Hatte/Melhouse/Scutaro platoon is hurting the teams playoffs chances. Would it be foolish to bring the kid up as he is raking in Double A and could potentially be a boost to their playoff chances in a flawed AL?
Guys like Francoer, Andruw Jones, David Wright, Rocco Baldelli, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera and Joe Mauer provided immediate success at very young ages. Guys like Kotchman and Connor Jackson struggled off of the bat.
I think that the A's have little to lose bringing him given the guys he will be playing over. What does everyone else think?