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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
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/


Wolff should just locate his inner Al Davis or Robert Irsay, pack up everything and start moving to San Jose, f**k MLB. Everytime a team has just up and moved, courts have inevitably ended up finding in favor of the franchise and not the sports league.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Wolff should just locate his inner Al Davis or Robert Irsay, pack up everything and start moving to San Jose, f**k MLB. Everytime a team has just up and moved, courts have inevitably ended up finding in favor of the franchise and not the sports league.

but when was the last time a baseball team has done that? The A's would need a place to play and there's no stadium that they could use in the south bay....
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE
[ Edited by captveg on Dec 10, 2013 at 2:03 PM ]
now use that 8 mill to get a bat

good riddance, Lemon Anderson
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE

I thought the A's would get a bit more but Pomeranz could be good for the A's.. Good young lefty.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE

I thought the A's would get a bit more but Pomeranz could be good for the A's.. Good young lefty.

How did he look against your Giants last season, John? I've never heard of the kid, but being that Big Red is an injury-risk each year, I'm not totally against the move.

Just saw that the Halos traded Trumbo away. They're gonna ante up to sign Trout to a mind-blowing deal, I'm sure. $300M?
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
How did he look against your Giants last season, John? I've never heard of the kid, but being that Big Red is an injury-risk each year, I'm not totally against the move.

Just saw that the Halos traded Trumbo away. They're gonna ante up to sign Trout to a mind-blowing deal, I'm sure. $300M?

15 years 300 mill
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Dec 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM ]
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE

I thought the A's would get a bit more but Pomeranz could be good for the A's.. Good young lefty.

How did he look against your Giants last season, John? I've never heard of the kid, but being that Big Red is an injury-risk each year, I'm not totally against the move.

Just saw that the Halos traded Trumbo away. They're gonna ante up to sign Trout to a mind-blowing deal, I'm sure. $300M?

I thought he looked good in the one game he pitched against the Giants but there is no doubt that he struggled during the year. I like his upside but I also think the A's could have gotten more for a guy with the stuff of Brett Anderson. Drew will benefit greatly going from the altitude in Colorado to a great pitchers park.
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE


Yeah I thought for sure they'd get some offense from an Anderson trade...but more pitching. Not that you can have too much pitching, but seems like pitching has been addressed already, time to go for some offense.

Then again, now this does allow for Beane to package some of these arms for a bat or two.
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE

I thought the A's would get a bit more but Pomeranz could be good for the A's.. Good young lefty.

How did he look against your Giants last season, John? I've never heard of the kid, but being that Big Red is an injury-risk each year, I'm not totally against the move.

Just saw that the Halos traded Trumbo away. They're gonna ante up to sign Trout to a mind-blowing deal, I'm sure. $300M?

I've heard Pomeranz described as being this hard-throwing young lefty, but on Fangraphs it shows his peak velocity as 91 mph...and he gets abused by RH hitters, although he's very tough on lefties. Hmm, maybe this ties in with the rumors of Nats being interested in Jerry Blevins, as they could be eyeing Pomeranz to fill the Blevins role. I'd hate to see the A's deal Blevins, but if they do, hope it's for some offense.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by captveg:
Anderson traded to Rockies for two pitchers, LHP Drew Pomeranz and Class A RHP Chris Jensen. Not at all what I was hoping for.

Offense needed, Beane. OFFENSE

I thought the A's would get a bit more but Pomeranz could be good for the A's.. Good young lefty.

How did he look against your Giants last season, John? I've never heard of the kid, but being that Big Red is an injury-risk each year, I'm not totally against the move.

Just saw that the Halos traded Trumbo away. They're gonna ante up to sign Trout to a mind-blowing deal, I'm sure. $300M?

I thought he looked good in the one game he pitched against the Giants but there is no doubt that he struggled during the year. I like his upside but I also think the A's could have gotten more for a guy with the stuff of Brett Anderson. Drew will benefit greatly going from the altitude in Colorado to a great pitchers park.


Oddly enough, though, over his career (just over 130 innings spanning 3 seasons) he was better at Coors Field than he was on the road...that said, I do think he'll benefit in a pitcher's park like O.co.
Billy Burns is a good return for Blevins, who was suddenly in a too crowded bullpen.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I thought he looked good in the one game he pitched against the Giants but there is no doubt that he struggled during the year. I like his upside but I also think the A's could have gotten more for a guy with the stuff of Brett Anderson. Drew will benefit greatly going from the altitude in Colorado to a great pitchers park.

I thought they'd get more as well
Kinda disappointed with the trade. Anderson can be a stud
Originally posted by captveg:
Billy Burns is a good return for Blevins, who was suddenly in a too crowded bullpen.


We're both right, Blevins now a Nat and Burns coming to Oakland.
Kevin Youkilis sounds like a Billy Beane special. Smart, older vet, shows patience at the plate. He has stated that he would prefer to play in California. The A's showed heavy interest in him back in the Moneyball days too.