Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
why do the san jose giants have A's colored cats?
Do it Billy, trade Suzuki
Suzuki could be trade bait
The Oakland Athletics were reportedly open to trading any and every player on their roster over the winter, with the exception of second baseman Jemile Weeks. That means catcher Kurt Suzuki was in play, and it could very well mean he's fair game during the season.
He'll earn $5 million this season and then $6.45 million in 2013. The club has an option on him for 2014 at $8.5 million that comes with a $650,000 buyout.
The A's acquired Derek Norris from the Washington Nationals as part of the trade return for left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Norris is off to a fast start in Triple-A Sacramento, going 6-for-18 with two homers, three doubles and a triple accounting for each of his hits.
The more Norris performs, both at the plate and especially behind it, the more the possibility grows that Suzuki won't last the year in Oakland. If you own Suzuki in an AL-only fantasy league, keep an eye on that situation and plan for his loss.
[ Edited by ImaMod on Apr 11, 2012 at 8:11 AM ]