[ Edited by ImaMod on Oct 3, 2012 at 16:05:46 ]
Originally posted by marshniners24:lol depressing thread
Originally posted by Jigga:
Ok, so I did a little "scouting" at yesterday's game. A fun one over the Reds. It was only one game so there isn't too much to say.
Weeks and Crisp DNP
Bartolo - Very Solid outing. His fastball is no where near it used to be. But he's still a bit imposing. A lot of ground ball outs thru his 4 innings of work.
Yoenis - A walk, a base hit up the middle, and a dinger. Great day at the plate for Cespedes. His HR was a no-doubter. I stood up as soon as he connected...the left fielder barely moved. Gone!
Manny - Looks overweight, but not necessarily "fat". Worked the count on each AB. Gets up the line fairly well for an outta shape dude.
Reddick - A nice contact hitter. I'm uncertain about the amount of power this kid has. Then again,Phoenix Municipal is about 340 down the lines (410 to Center), so there won't be too many HR's in Spring Training.
Pennington - I foresee a good year from this guy. Looks a bit bigger/stronger...more confident at the plate. He might just breakout...he'll definitely be given the opportunity.
Donaldson - Should definitely be platooning. Not an everyday type of guy at all.
B Allen - Had a 7 RBI a few days ago . The job is his, especially taking into consideration his competition (Barton) is hurt again.
Seth Smith - Is not Josh Willingham (LOL) Might bring a steady stick...but nothing more than that.
Originally posted by Niners99:
"Bartolo Colon signing with the Oakland ATHLETICS might be the most ironic transaction in major league history."
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
depressing thread is depressing
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:Wouldn't be surprised if this was planted by the Giants. The likelihood of this happening is not very good. So someone's going to spend all the money to buy the team, then shell out all the money themselves to privately finance a stadium? In Oakland?
Not to mention the fact that Oakland has spun their wheels so much on the A's the past decade, and there is yet to be a realistic proposal for a ballpark location. Not to mention the time it would take to make a deal and then transfer ownership, then start from basically scratch on an Oakland ballpark plan. We're looking at another decade at the least of MLB purgatory.
And why is this suddenly coming to light now? The Giants are doing a full court press.
Originally posted by ImaMod:
According to The Chronicle's Matier & Ross, the #Athletics have two potential suitors with interest in buying team, keeping it in Oakland:
Two investment groups - including one that recently dropped out of the high-priced bidding for the Los Angeles Dodgers - have expressed serious interest in buying the Oakland A's and keeping the team in its current home
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/11/BAAV1NIOMK.DTL#ixzz1ow33OJ98