I 've been thinking about Adam Kennedy the entire off-season. Knowing he was a free agent, getting a little long in the tooth, and believing he could still be a good infielder and be a useful bat on the bench made me think he was a great fit for the M's as they re-shape their fragile infield.
Yes, he'll have to compete with Tuisasosopo, Josh Wilson, and any other numbers of lame hitting, mediocre glove-men for a spot during Spring Training. I watched Kennedy play for the A's a couple of years ago when Marc Ellis was injured and filled in at 3B for the always (sadly) injured Eric Chavez. He played creditably in the field and hit for an OPS 200 points higher than any of the stiffs currently vying for a back up spot.
Not a game changer, but definitely a great call Jack Z. Welcome Mr. Kennedy.