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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
and Here. We. Go.

Another trade just came through. Traded Seth Smith to the Padres for RP Luke Gregerson. He's been an excellent setup man for 5 years. I like this move a lot.


Beane loves him some pitching, there's no doubt about that.
Apparently the Yankees are entering the Anderson trade talks. Looks like it's a seller's market for him, so hopefully they get a good MLB bat and a couple good minor league players out of him.
Originally posted by captveg:
Apparently the Yankees are entering the Anderson trade talks. Looks like it's a seller's market for him, so hopefully they get a good MLB bat and a couple good minor league players out of him.
Seems like there are a lot of teams interested in him. Hopefully we can get a good return for him. I'll be happy when he's gone (provided we get a quality return). He's just so frustrating for me because his talent is obvious he just can't stay healthy. Like Rich Harden was. He might be able to put it together for a couple years but you just can't rely on him to be a consistent member of your rotation. Not someone you can build your rotation around. So essentially you have to assume he's not healthy and anything you get out of him is a bonus....
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Our pitching staff is so awesome on paper. And the 2 RPs we've added are proven good pitchers

Now if we can trade Anderson for a quality power bat
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Dec 4, 2013 at 12:11 AM ]
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Our pitching staff is so awesome on paper. And the 2 RPs we've added are proven good pitchers

Now if we can trade Anderson for a quality power bat

anderson for blanco + gary brown


You're welcome.
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Originally posted by pdizo916:
anderson for blanco + gary brown


You're welcome.

Anderson and jaso for posey
Boom
Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:
Originally posted by socalfan21:
We traded Choice for a bag of peanuts. Why not just play him in the outfield and get his offensive production?

Chad Gentry and Josh Lindblom aren't a bag of peanuts. Fact is that Choice wasn't just regarded all that highly by scouts around MLB. I happen to like Choice quite a bit and Choice has higher upside than Gentry but also a lower floor. Plus Gentry is a plus defender in CF which is important with our flyball pitching staff and given Crisp's tendency to get knicked up easily. While Choice can play CF, it's a stretch for him and he'd probably be no better than slightly below average playing there. Kind of like Reddick is when he plays CF.Plus Gentry is an established MLB player while Choice is a rookie subject to a learning curve. For a team trying to win now this is an important consideration.

It's pretty clear this team has a 2 year window before we blow this current version up and rebuild again.

He can't be that good if you can't remember his name. Isn't it Craig?
NO SAN JOSE FOR THE A'S


http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24677273/mlb-torpedoes-oakland-plan-move-san-jose
Originally posted by pdizo916:
NO SAN JOSE FOR THE A'S


http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24677273/mlb-torpedoes-oakland-plan-move-san-jose


Maybe the impetus to get a serious proposal for a new ballpark in Oakland?

Oh, wait, it is Mayor Quan and the city of Oakland...never mind.
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Anywhere in the Bay Area and I'll be happy
Originally posted by DelCed2486:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
NO SAN JOSE FOR THE A'S


http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24677273/mlb-torpedoes-oakland-plan-move-san-jose


Maybe the impetus to get a serious proposal for a new ballpark in Oakland?

Oh, wait, it is Mayor Quan and the city of Oakland...never mind.

FREEMONT fa sho.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
NO SAN JOSE FOR THE A'S


http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24677273/mlb-torpedoes-oakland-plan-move-san-jose

Nice try...

http://newballpark.org/2013/12/07/lawsuit-update-mlb-says-selig-rejected-as-to-san-jose-move-a-day-before-lawsuit-was-filed/

Wendy Thurm @hangingsliders
.@susanslusser reports that sources say June letter was rejection of specific proposal but not final, final rejection of San Jose


Nathaniel Grow @NathanielGrow
@hangingsliders @BillShaikin @newballpark @susanslusser Uncertainty regarding the rejection certainly makes discovery more likely...
Why do I feel like we may get stomped this year?

I still hate this Kazmir signing.
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
Why do I feel like we may get stomped this year?

I still hate this Kazmir signing.

dont feel bad about the Kazmir signing, that's the market for SPs now
Feldman got 3 years 30 mill from the Astros, Nolasco got 4 years 50 mill

Beane was explaining on 95.7 how Kazmir's velocity is as high as it was in 2010, it dropped since then but came back last year. He was saying how he thinks he'll be even better this year than last year, and he wasn't awful last year. He had 9 Ks per 9 innings which is pretty good for someone that was out of the league the year before. And he's still 29, which is the prime age for SPs.

Maybe I'm just being too optimistic, but I have faith in Beane and wouldn't be surprised if Kazmir does really well for us.

Now hopefully we trade for a middle of the line up bat, and a good 2B/SS
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
dont feel bad about the Kazmir signing, that's the market for SPs now
Feldman got 3 years 30 mill from the Astros, Nolasco got 4 years 50 mill

Beane was explaining on 95.7 how Kazmir's velocity is as high as it was in 2010, it dropped since then but came back last year. He was saying how he thinks he'll be even better this year than last year, and he wasn't awful last year. He had 9 Ks per 9 innings which is pretty good for someone that was out of the league the year before. And he's still 29, which is the prime age for SPs.

Maybe I'm just being too optimistic, but I have faith in Beane and wouldn't be surprised if Kazmir does really well for us.

Now hopefully we trade for a middle of the line up bat, and a good 2B/SS



This, Kazmir was actually on the upswing last season, hopefully it continues into this one. Decent addition overall.