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Seems to me that the A’s have 3 assets (Gray, Madson, Lowrie) that are almost assuredly gone. Difficult to speculate on what Madson and Lowrie can get but Gray’s baseline is more or less established by the Quintana trade (one top 10 prospect, one top 100, 2 interesting fillers) Latest from Rosenthal: Source confirms: #Cubs ...

Budgets and shiny new things 50

This will not go quickly…   June 9, 2016 could end up a watershed day for the Oakland Athletics. It’s the day Rich Hill got placed on the Disabled List. It’s the day Oakland traded Chris Coghlan to the Chicago Cubs for Arismendy Alcantara. It’s the day the A’s took A.J. Puk sixth overall in the ...

rosterbaiting 2016 spring edition 139

What I expect from Melvin: Gray Hahn Hill Bassitt graveman doolittle Madson Axford hendrix Rzepczynski dubront rodriguez Burns Lowrie reddick valencia Vogt Davis Alonso Butler Semien Crisp Coghlan Canha Phegley I assume once fuld comes back, Canha gets optioned. Henderson Alverez gets swapped for the loser of Bassitt/graveman. I would rather see Dull than dubront. ...

August preparation for September expansion leading to a lonely October and a tranquil November; 20

Or how I learned to appreciate the power of a whisper by sitting amongst the silence of the Hill Progress comes with pain. Although not all pain leads to progress; sometimes pain is simply the product of destructive forces rendering themselves upon the flesh and soul of the unfortunate. Pain can be the result of ...

Winter Meetings Grill! 552

Why not? Sources: Oakland's talks with the Indians regarding Brandon Moss have been revived, and the two sides are on the verge of a deal. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 8, 2014 Wait wut… Jason Hammel guaranteed $18 million over 2 years, source confirms @ChrisCotillo report. Deal includes team option with $2MM buyout … — ...

FML Donaldson to TOR 353

Josh Donaldson is going to Torronto according to Ken Rosenthal (Linky links). Infielder Brett Lawrie, righty Kendall Graveman, and shortstop Franklin Barreto are part of the package going back. Prospect Sean Nolin is also in the deal (Jeff Passan) In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor

Johnny shot a man in Reno just to watch him die. I signed Scherzer in an offseason sim league to make the other GMs cry. 26

The offseason is here and the Hot Stove is cooking. I took part in SB Nation’s annual Offseason Sim League as the new GM for the Oakland A’s. DFA agreed to help me and I set about to tear down the roster. Plan A was to trade Donaldson, Shark and Kazmir for young talent. Plan ...

Plan B is to win the whole FKing thing 64

As some of you may know I’ve agreed to run the Oakland A’s during SB Nation’s Offseason Simulation which kicks off this Sunday. I’m intrigued by the position Beane finds himself this offseason: with some tinkering (like acquiring a SS) the A’s should contend in 2015. But after that it looks like a rebuild will ...

Dun, Done, DUNN! 179

You made me read through that awful GT just to get a couple of opinions on this move. Ed is right, new thread. Last day of this shitty month, let’s put it behind us. I want to hear from someone who thought these trades were good, and things have not gone exactly as they thought. ...

Deadline Grill 414

Thought it’d be good to have a shiny new grill for all the happenings of the next two days. Lester: Source: #Athletics also in the mix for Lester, as first reported by @GordonEdes. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2014 OF: The #Athletics are looking at numerous OF options – including Sam Fuld, who made ...